1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK

Thoroughbred Eye Photographic Print from Etsy.

Death and disarray on the racetrack seems to know no bounds. The numbers in the title of this post are what you find when visiting the UK based Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch page. They describe their mission: Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch was launched during the 2007 Cheltenham Festival. Its purpose is to… Continue reading 1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK

Premarin, doctors and conjugated equine estrogens

Updated: 1:50 pm MORE and more doctors who prescribe Premarin® are arguing with us that the menopausal drug no longer contains conjugated equine estrogens derived from pregnant mare's urine. Huh? The idea doctors most often cite in support of this belief is what it says on the drugs' packaging, that Premarin® is made from "conjugated… Continue reading Premarin, doctors and conjugated equine estrogens

Kill buyers still making a killing selling horses for their meat

Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — No horses have been legally slaughtered for human consumption in the US since 2007, when the last operating horse slaughterhouse in Illinois was closed down. In 2017, kill buyers are still making a killing. Numbers vary, but the general consensus is that approximately 130,000 US horses are slaughtered annually across its… Continue reading Kill buyers still making a killing selling horses for their meat

Spectre of slaughter haunts wild horses as BLM begins to run out of money

Mustang Monument Resort wild horses.

by VIVIAN We recently celebrated another anniversary and are going into our 14th year. During the intervening years we have witnessed the demise of many a wild horse herd and the emptying of entire herd management areas (HMAs). All along the people at the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) who are responsible… Continue reading Spectre of slaughter haunts wild horses as BLM begins to run out of money

Horse slaughter plants in US gear up to open with expiration of Order

(POST CONTAINS CALL TO ACTION) The temporary order barring a return to domestic horse slaughter expired the night of October 31, 2013. According to an attorney representing plants in New Mexico and Missouri they are making the necessary preparations to open, one stating they will be ready as early as Monday to begin killing horses.… Continue reading Horse slaughter plants in US gear up to open with expiration of Order