Istanbul reins in carriage rides over ‘dying horses’

A horse drawn carriage passes by in a street on the island of Buyukada off Istanbul on November 29, 2019. - It's one of the classic excursions in Istanbul: a boat journey to one of the car-free Princes' Islands followed by a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. But the carriage rides have become increasingly controversial in recent years as activists sound the alarm over the welfare of the horses. Some 400 a year are dying on the islands, a parliament committee reported in October, and activists say the real number is twice as high. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

ISTANBUL, Dec 23 — It has been one of the classic excursions for tourists and locals in Istanbul: A boat trip to one of the car-free Princes’ Islands followed by a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through pine forests and past elegant mansions and houses where Turkish writers lived. But its days may be numbered… Continue reading Istanbul reins in carriage rides over ‘dying horses’

BLM’s honesty questioned, public outcry grows over neglect and death of mare and foal

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EDITED PRESS RELEASE By Jetara Séhart, Love Wild Horses July 12, 2015 (WARNING Graphic Photo Below) On Friday morning, July 10th, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Patty Bumgarner, a Nevada resident and wild horse photographer, arrived at the BLM’s Palomino Valley Center (PVC) and discovered the body of a young mare with an unborn foal partially… Continue reading BLM’s honesty questioned, public outcry grows over neglect and death of mare and foal

Backyard horses may soon be illegal in Philadelphia

Abandoned horses have been a problem in Philadelphia. A new ordinance regulating the keeping of horses in the city has been introduced. Philadelphia Inquirer photo.

WRITTEN BY AMY WORDEN Cross-posted from The Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com Right now, if you live in Philadelphia you are forbidden from keeping chickens or pigs or other farm animals. But you can keep a horse tied to a chain link fence behind your house. No permit. No license and a minimal level of care.… Continue reading Backyard horses may soon be illegal in Philadelphia

Eating horses a solution to neglect and cruelty? We can answer that.

Beauty was a 'throwaway', a horse on a slaughter-bound feedlot that nobody wanted. Well, I wanted her! Image: Remembering Beauty website.

First of all, let us address what the real solution to the neglect and cruelty of horses is. All actions begin in thought. Until people experience the healing power that reforms the thought, it will not matter if there are hundreds, thousands or millions of horses, there still will be those who commit cruel and… Continue reading Eating horses a solution to neglect and cruelty? We can answer that.