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

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

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”?

Racehorse tied in stall.

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

Canada’s horse slaughter plants and US ports of entry

Truck full of slaugherbound horses. Image via Glogster.com.

By JANE ALLIN MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER Horse Slaughter Plants — Canada Three slaughterhouses are federally licensed to slaughter horses in Canada: (1) Viande Richelieu Inc. in Massueville, Que.; Reg No 076; https://www.vianderichelieu.com/  (2) Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation in St-Andre- Avellin, Que.; [517 Rang Sainte Julie E, Saint-André-Avellin, QC J0V 1W0]; Reg No 505; (no… Continue reading Canada’s horse slaughter plants and US ports of entry