Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB139

In addition to the many excellent thoughts expressed on Tuesday's Horse here are uncommonly good comments that stood out to us concerning SB139 the bill reclassifying horses as livestock. “KEEP is just another pro-slaughter organization cloaked in the name of care and education by the racing community. Terribly disappointed they don't value their horses enough… Continue reading Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB139

Custard the foal left motherless by the nurse mare industry is rescued

Via One Green Planet Thanks to the tireless efforts of Edgar’s Mission and the folks at Horse Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, an orphaned foal named Custard has been given a second chance to grow up with a loving mother. For those of you who are meeting Custard for the first time, here is a little background… Continue reading Custard the foal left motherless by the nurse mare industry is rescued

Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO Desert Trial, a 2-year-old colt, is dead from a "suspected cardiovascular collapse" (Gaming Commission) while training at Saratoga yesterday morning. Again, two - on the maturation chart, the rough equivalent of a first-grader. "Cardiovascular collapse." Desert Trial was raced once, a month ago at that same track.… Continue reading Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga

4 Fillies Killed in California – One From a Pair of Broken Knees

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs BY PATRICK BATTUELLO As with Saratoga in New York, a single California track dominates the summer scene, garnering, along the way, (mostly) fawning coverage from mainstream media and racing press alike - Del Mar, of course. And yet, just like NY, other tracks are running - and killing. From the… Continue reading 4 Fillies Killed in California – One From a Pair of Broken Knees

Three horses “jump” to their deaths within two hours of one another

CROSS-POSTED FROM HORSERACINGWRONGS.COM by Patrick Buttuello Please be sure to watch the video linked to at the end of this post. Ellerslie Racecourse (New Zealand) ran four "jumps" races Monday. One horse was killed in three of the four. Yes, that's three dead animals in four races: 5-year-old Tu Meta Peta in the 1st, 6-year-old… Continue reading Three horses “jump” to their deaths within two hours of one another

How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?

"How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?" That question is the title of an Op-Ed written by Leah Smith, a senior at the Park School of Baltimore. In her closing paragraph she states: I don't have a moral objection to horse racing, or to using animals to make money. But most… Continue reading How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?