Updated 4th Aug 2021 5:54 AM Will the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) be ready for horse racing and will horse racing be ready for it when it is put into action in 2022? We quote liberally from Dan Ross writing for the Thoroughbred Daily News. The selections below come from Part of 1… Continue reading HISA — will it be ready; will racing be ready?
Development, Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities By Qingbin Wang and Yang ZouReceived: 1 April 2020; Accepted: 19 June 2020; Published: 24 June 2020 Note: We are posting the Abstract with a link to the full document in pdf format ( 14 pp). Abstract China had the most horses in the world from 1961 to 2004 but,… Continue reading China’s Equine Industries in a Transitional Economy
RESEARCH by JANE ALLIN “I think there’s probably a much stronger tendency to have two year old racing nowadays than there used to be….and the lure of prize money. There’s a great incentive to race their horses too young too immature. In the old days, you bought your yearlings, you broke them in, you castrated… Continue reading Racing babies … to death
Notice the post's title says missed chances — plural — referring to the lack of supervision and action leading to the death of Mongolian Groom at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. KTLA reports: "A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities… Continue reading Santa Anita Vets missed chances to remove Mongolian Groom
The New York Times reported the following story filed by the Associated Press: A California prosecutor found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued Thursday. A task force formed by the… Continue reading California Prosecutor finds no crime in Santa Anita horse racing deaths
Please watch to the end. All of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OE6Ypxn8w
Researchers say these differing views have a lot to do with peoples’ personal beliefs and experiences. This indicates that horse welfare is still very subjective, which is why there’s a real need for reliable welfare evaluation tools with objective scoring, they said. THE HORSE (Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Sep 27, 2018 | Horse… Continue reading Study: Equestrians’ Views Vary on What Constitutes Good, Bad Horse Welfare
by VIVIAN WEBSITE UPGRADES We have been so busy this year working on horse cruelty issues, lobbying, taking part in rescues and intervening in the Courts on behalf of horses confiscated in cruelty cases we have not given our website the full attention it deserves. That has been rectified and it is looking it's old… Continue reading Getting our house in order for 2017