Runaway carriage horse killed by train

PHILADELPHIA, PA — (March 10, 2017) Eastbound Amtrak train No. 624 heading to Philadelphia struck a horse and buggy shortly after 9 p.m. Friday destroying the buggy and killing the horse, reports Channel 10 NBC Philadelphia. The chief of the Paradise-Leaman Place fire company told WGAL-TV that the empty buggy got stuck on the tracks… Continue reading Runaway carriage horse killed by train

Livestock auction in New Holland where meat men prey on horses is banning photos and videos

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — News of the Horse reports that the livestock auction in New Holland, Pennsylvania, is banning photos and videos. New Holland auction is notorious among horse lovers chiefly because it is one of the largest sales rings where horses are dumped in some of the most deplorable circumstances imaginable and preyed on by meat… Continue reading Livestock auction in New Holland where meat men prey on horses is banning photos and videos

Bethlehem’s police horses to get new home

Nicole Radzievich reporting for The Morning Call writes: Bethlehem's [Pennsylvania] four police horses will be moving into some new digs come fall. Friends of the Mounted Police, a nonprofit that raises money for the unit, has signed a lease for 10 acres of land next to the Holy Saviour Cemetery on Linden Street. Allentown Diocese,… Continue reading Bethlehem’s police horses to get new home

Horse abandoned at New Holland Sales had been hit with more than 100 paintballs

via YAHOO NEWS NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — Animal cruelty officials in Pennsylvania are investigating after a horse riddled with over 100 paintball remnants was found abandoned at a stable. Officials from the Lancaster County SPCA tell LNP (http://bit.ly/1XrDV9o) they were called to New Holland Sales Stables on Monday after the mare was found in… Continue reading Horse abandoned at New Holland Sales had been hit with more than 100 paintballs

Litany of Death: Racehorses killed at Pennsylvania racetracks in 2015

Patrick Battuello tracks the deaths of racehorses at racetracks across America at http://horseracingwrongs.com/. I get notifications in my inbox and am continually shocked at the atrocities that happen on a regular, dare I say, daily basis. As you sit here reading this, no doubt racehorses are being cruelly handled, punched, bullied and abused with a… Continue reading Litany of Death: Racehorses killed at Pennsylvania racetracks in 2015

Pennsylvania racehorse trainer given jail time for race rigging

Now we're talking. This is the way to deal with trainers who run drugged racehorses. And we hope to see more arrests and convictions in racing jurisdictions across the U.S. Horse racing itself is certainly not going to police itself properly. A judge sentenced Central Pennsylvania racehorse trainer David Wells for race rigging by giving… Continue reading Pennsylvania racehorse trainer given jail time for race rigging