Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

Cross-posted from the Washington Post, by Dino Grandoni (22nd July, 2021) Tracy Stone-Manning moved one step closer to becoming Biden’s top public lands manager on Thursday as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced her nomination solely with Democratic support. For weeks, Republicans have adamantly called on Biden to withdraw Stone-Manning’s nomination due to her decision… Continue reading Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

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

Banksy makes political statement with “Wild Horses” NY art installation

The street artist, who is originally from Bristol, England, revealed an intricate installation Wednesday on Ludlow Street in Manhattan's lower East Side. Viewers told The News that they were alarmed to hear the accompanying audio, from a 2007 raid in Baghdad. WRITTEN BY BETH STEBNER / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York Daily News reports:… Continue reading Banksy makes political statement with “Wild Horses” NY art installation

A Solution for America’s Wild Horse Crisis?

Cross-posted from VF Daily Written by KURT BRUNGARDT The future of America’s wild horses, or mustangs, is at a critical crossroads. Under the administration of President Obama, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has continued the aggressive roundup, removal, and relocation of wild horses from public lands, prompting advocates to call the new administration the… Continue reading A Solution for America’s Wild Horse Crisis?