THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports: A Pennsylvania woman accused of selling thoroughbreds for slaughter instead of adopting them as promised can enter a program for first-time offenders under a deal with prosecutors. Kelsey Lefever waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges of theft by deception. Prosecutors say she promised horse owners she would put four of… Continue reading Horse killer Lefever receives light penalty in Thoroughbred rescue fraud
You have to love a guy who exposes the grisly underbelly of the industry he works in on their big red carpet award day. I refer to Ray Paulick who posted a report today on underhanded horse slaughter practices going on in and around a Pennsylvania racecourse (that just happens to be a short jog… Continue reading Every one of them is dead: racehorse slaughter
Special Report by JANE ALLIN Part 1 of 5 PART ONE: FOOD FOR THOUGHT "Graceful and sleek, the beautiful bay racehorse was used to the thunder of applause as she swept past the grandstand - not the sound of a rifle. The seven-year-old mare had raced at courses up and down the country, nostrils flaring,… Continue reading Horse Racing through the Slaughter Pipeline
NTRA: IS ANYONE HOME? Dr. Patricia Hogan, an accomplished veterinary surgeon who operates Hogan Equine in New Jersey and oversees the Ruffian Equine Medical Center adjacent to Belmont Park, understands that public perception is reality when it comes to equine welfare issues. When the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners came… Continue reading NTRA re horse slaughter, is anybody at home?
Cross-posted from BBC Sports Thoroughbred horses from Northern Ireland are ending up on dinner tables in Europe, a BBC Season Ticket investigation has concluded. Equine veterinary surgeon Bruce Steele acknowledged that the shipment to Europe of thoroughbreds to be eaten "is a strong possibility". "It has to be," Mr Steele told the BBC Northern Ireland… Continue reading N Ire horses being eaten in Europe (UK)
By ANNE RUSSEK The following report is a result of the commitment and resolve of Suffolk Downs racetrack to follow through on their no slaughter policy. Sam Elliott, Vice President at Suffolk, is determined to do everything in his power to educate horseman that they must be responsible for the horses they race, and that… Continue reading New Holland Auction Report, Monday, November 3, 2008 (Pa)
By ALEX BROWN ------- SLAUGHTER GOES UNDERGROUND The following guest commentary by Alex Brown (www.alexbrownracing.com) discusses the recent implementation by some racetracks of a zero tolerance policy for horse slaughter and the unintended consequences those programs may have.. — Ray Paulick ------- Recently some racetracks in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region have adopted a zero-tolerance… Continue reading Dark side of zero tolerance by racetracks on horse slaughter
From the Fund for Horses Archives By RAY PAULICKUpdated: Friday, July 25, 2003 8:19 AMPosted: Friday, July 25, 2003 8:19 AM Ferdinand (March 12, 1983 – 2002) was a Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders' Cup Classic. He was voted the 1987 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. Ferdinand won his connections $3,777,978 in prize money. Ferdinand,… Continue reading Remember Ferdinand: Tragic death of a Derby winner