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

The woman who has saved 500 horses from slaughter

One of the 500 horses rescued by Freedom Reins.

Here's How She Did It by IHeartHorses.com We live in a world where animals do not have a voice. It is our job to help them. Often times, we are their saviors from certain death. For one woman living in California, she wanted to do something for unwanted horses that were being sold for slaughter. It’s… Continue reading The woman who has saved 500 horses from slaughter

Survey: 62% of Americans think less favorably of racing after 2019

Carved racehorses.

BY HRN (HORSE RACING NEWS) (Dec. 26, 2019) — The Reuters news wire reports, after conducting a survey earlier this month with Ispos, a leading market research firm, that widely publicized racehorse deaths left 62% of respondents with at least a “somewhat less favorable” impression of horse racing in 2019. Reuters/Ispos conducted their online survey on… Continue reading Survey: 62% of Americans think less favorably of racing after 2019

New documentary exonerating wild horses and burros

Pine Nut Mustangs. Source: PNWHA on Twitter.

EDITED PRESS RELEASE Tom Porter, Craig C. Downer Just released is a new 24-minute video documentary featuring the many positive contributions that wild horses and burros make to ecosystems and effectively disproves many of the lies made by their biased enemies. As an ecologist who cares about the future of the naturally living horses and… Continue reading New documentary exonerating wild horses and burros