City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Solvang, Calif horse drawn trolley (closeup).

SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA (PETA Press Release | Sept. 30, 2020) — Longtime Solvang resident and PETA supporter Hazel Mortensen—who fought for years the city’s cruel horse-drawn carriage and trolley rides—has passed away at the age of 85, prompting PETA to send a letter this morning to the city council asking it to honor her memory by banning… Continue reading City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Racehorse death by numbers

Dead Australian Racehorse, Pride of Westbury. By Horse Racing Kills.

Let's take a look at the numbers reported regarding racehorse deaths. The following quote started us wondering. “Over the past decade, an average of more than 600 thoroughbreds a year have died because of racing,” according to research by the USA TODAY Network and published October 31, 2019. That number seems low to us. It is… Continue reading Racehorse death by numbers

PETA-backed racehorse welfare and safety bill introduced in California

Racehorse train on a California track. By DAVID JOLES / STAR TRIBUNE.

On Tuesday of this week, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) announced the introduction of AB 2177, the Equine Welfare and Safety in Horse Racing Act. If successful, AB 2177 would enact comprehensive reforms and improvements to racing and eliminate serious contributing factors to equine deaths on racetracks. AB 2177 is co-sponsored by Social Compassion in… Continue reading PETA-backed racehorse welfare and safety bill introduced in California

‘Making some changes’; Horseplayers association to re-engage

Horses jump out the gate at Penn National racecourse.

PRESS RELEASE (Nov 26, 2019) The Horseplayers Association of North America, a group that has tackled issues affecting bettors such as takeout rates and signal availability, is in a “fluid situation” as far as its future, says HANA President Jeff Platt. The group, which had annually released horseplayer-centric track ratings since 2009, never updated for… Continue reading ‘Making some changes’; Horseplayers association to re-engage

Sign Petition telling Texas A&M to stop abusing and sending horses to slaughter

COMMERCE, TX — Horses are being exploited and abused at Texas A&M University including at Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) reports One Green Planet. Justice for Tina According to a petition on Care2 written by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a horse by the name of Tina was brutally shot to death after… Continue reading Sign Petition telling Texas A&M to stop abusing and sending horses to slaughter

National uniform medication program gets a push

Thoroughbred racehorse Nehro. By Rob Carr, Getty Images.

TOM LaMARRA, reporting for The Blood-Horse reports: The National Uniform Medication Program wasn't on the agenda at the recent American Horse Council convention, but progress on that front was addressed during forums and in conversations among attendees. State-by-state adoption of model medication rules and the companion multiple medication violation penalty system continues around the country.… Continue reading National uniform medication program gets a push