Wild ponies prove big success at RSPB Blacktoft Sands nature reserve

WRITTEN BY JAMES CAMPBELL Cross-posted from the Hull Daily Mail E. YORKS, ENGLAND -- The introduction of wild horses at an East Yorkshire reserve is proving a huge success. Four konik ponies are creating homes for a range of wildlife at RSPB Blacktoft Sands near Goole and their introduction is a first for Yorkshire. They… Continue reading Wild ponies prove big success at RSPB Blacktoft Sands nature reserve

Horses for courses at Yorkshire festival; edible equine sculpture

It's horses for courses today at York racecourse -- quite literally. The hospitality team -- along with set designer Bruce Emery and local food campaigner Jennifer Middleton - have created an "Edible Ebor Equine" as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, which begins today. The life-size horse is constructed entirely out of Yorkshire… Continue reading Horses for courses at Yorkshire festival; edible equine sculpture

Now it’s British horsemeat in burgers and kebabs

Our staff in England and Ireland have been sounding the alarm for the past two weeks. And now it comes out. The British are just as involved in the horse meat scandal as the Europeans. Police raids in Britain have exposed that horses are being slaughtered for their meat which is processed and labelled as… Continue reading Now it’s British horsemeat in burgers and kebabs

Death of four racehorses on opening day races probed (UK)

Cross-posted from HorseTalkNZ British racing authorities are probing the circumstances behind the deaths of four racehorses in one day at a meeting in Yorkshire, England. The incident-plagued track at Wetherby has come under fire from the animal welfare group, Animal Aid. The group is demanding that the British Horseracing Authority suspends all further racing at… Continue reading Death of four racehorses on opening day races probed (UK)