by DENNIS WEBB, Grand Junction Colorado Sentinel » THE deaths of scores of rounded-up wild horses in a holding facility in Cañon City and the removal of hundreds more from public rangelands in Rio Blanco County kept the controversial issue of wild-horse management front and center in media headlines this year. More than 140 horses… Continue reading Roundup, disease outbreak punctuate year of headlines for wild horses
85 wild horses dead at BLM holding facility in Colorado
UPDATE 04.29.22: 95 wild horses now reported dead. A virus likely responsible. FOX 31 Denver. The Cañon City facility, located 115 miles south of Denver, is under voluntary quarantine due to the outbreak, the Bureau of Land Management said in a news release. The facility is home to 2,550 wild horses rounded up from rangelands.… Continue reading 85 wild horses dead at BLM holding facility in Colorado
Baffert’s NYRA hearing ends
Attorneys for Bob Baffert and the New York Racing Association wrapped up a hearing on Friday to help determine whether the trainer will receive a lengthy suspension. Henry Greenberg, representing NYRA, said during his closing argument that Baffert has caused harm to the sport of racing with his actions after Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby betamethasone… Continue reading Baffert’s NYRA hearing ends
Budweiser changes ‘9/11 ad that only aired once’ for 20th anniversary
As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the moment offers a reminder of the role a St. Louis-based company played in paying tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives that day — all through an ad that only aired once. The 60-second commercial, which appeared on YouTube… Continue reading Budweiser changes ‘9/11 ad that only aired once’ for 20th anniversary
Wild Lands Wild Horses — Pilot Episode: Twin Peaks
“Wild Lands Wild Horses” is an exploratory docu-series traveling across 12 states within 150M+ acres of public lands. Wild horse advocates and photographers Jamie Baldanza & Deb Lee Carson transport us through America’s western landscape bringing national awareness to the majestic yet politically complicated lives of America’s Wild Horses. Combining beautiful cinematography with expert interviews,… Continue reading Wild Lands Wild Horses — Pilot Episode: Twin Peaks
Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Market News Livestock Export Summary, 28,653 horses were shipped for slaughter from the United States to Mexico in 2020, a 46% decrease from 2019 when 53,947 were shipped. 53,947 marks a 26% decrease from 2018 when 70,708 horses designated for slaughter were transported from the United States… Continue reading Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease
New anti horse slaughter bill introduced by Rep. Janice Schakowsky; act now
TAKE ACTION — H.R.3355 On May 19, 2021, Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL-9], introduced H.R.3355 in the 117th U.S. Congress (2021-2022): "To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes."… Continue reading New anti horse slaughter bill introduced by Rep. Janice Schakowsky; act now
Will Baffert get away unscathed…again?
Twitter is alive with Baffert tweets. No surprise there. Not much support out there for him in or out of horse racing this time around. Perhaps horse racing is at long last finally fed up with Baffert and the damage he has done. Not that he stands alone in that department. There are plenty of… Continue reading Will Baffert get away unscathed…again?
Gene Doping in the Equine Athlete: The New Normal in the “Art of Cheating”?
RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN The success of any racehorse is determined by genetics, training and nutrition, which ultimately impact physical traits such as speed, muscular strength and endurance. While training and nutrition no doubt contribute significantly to a racehorse’s performance, inheritance plays an equally if not greater part in influencing performance. At least,… Continue reading Gene Doping in the Equine Athlete: The New Normal in the “Art of Cheating”?
EPA should reconsider wild horse birth control, judge rules
By MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI reporting for the Capital Press (April 7, 2020) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unlawfully rejected an animal rights group’s request to consider banning a horse birth control drug, according to a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon has ruled the EPA violated administrative law with its “arbitrary and capricious” decision… Continue reading EPA should reconsider wild horse birth control, judge rules