California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

We posted what the United States Trotting Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it is unconstitutional. We posted what the American Quarter Horse Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it lacks detail “concerning funding sources that would sustain the… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

What does the election of Trump mean to America’s Horses

Updated 11:26 am by VIVIAN What does the it mean for America's horses that Donald Trump was elected President? What will change? What will not change? In order to get anything done in Washington DC, Americans first of all need to take their country back from corporate control or at least establish some sort of… Continue reading What does the election of Trump mean to America’s Horses

The Great Canadian Horse Meat Scandal – A Political Affair (Part 1)

by JANE ALLIN May 14, 2014 was a lamentable day for horse advocates on both sides of the Canadian-American border. An opportunity to effectively shutter the horse slaughter industry was lost due to a stubborn and unrelenting political party whose members blindly accept their leader’s dictatorial rule without reflection on what ill-effects the outcome has… Continue reading The Great Canadian Horse Meat Scandal – A Political Affair (Part 1)

FBI questions Christine Quinn, probes NY mayor’s flip flop on carriage horse ban

This is New York politics at its worst or best, depending on your view. In this instancce it is a case of who funded who in the New York City mayoral race and why, and what carriage horses have to do with it. Mayor de Blasio promised to ban carriage horses in the city if… Continue reading FBI questions Christine Quinn, probes NY mayor’s flip flop on carriage horse ban

Unions plead the cause of the Carriage Horse Industry to New York’s Mayor

A horse is led down the ramp at the West Side Stables in New York City. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

The New York Daily News reports: "Leaders of the city’s most powerful unions — including many of Mayor de Blasio’s staunchest allies — are balking at his plans to banish horse carriages from city streets. "The Central Labor Council, an umbrella group representing more than 1.3 million workers, fired off a letter to de Blasio… Continue reading Unions plead the cause of the Carriage Horse Industry to New York’s Mayor

Mayor de Blasio ignoring Neeson’s invite to tour carriage horse stables

Irish actor Liam Neeson, champion of New York City's carriage horse drivers. Image: Collider.com.

Gosh, you would think Liam Neeson would be out promoting his new film(s). Maybe he doesn't need to. This is doing it for him. He is certainly getting enough attention for trying to save the jobs of New York City's carriage horse drivers. Mayor de Blasio campaigned on the issue, saying that he would ban… Continue reading Mayor de Blasio ignoring Neeson’s invite to tour carriage horse stables