Santa Anita’s Hollow PR Ploy (and PETA’s Shameful Endorsement Thereof) — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs: In the wake of the 26th dead racehorse (since Christmas) at Santa Anita yesterday (two broken legs), and faced with an unprecedented media-fueled national outrage, the track’s owner, The Stronach Group, announced, among other things, an immediate ban on raceday drugs. Complicating things, PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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Santa Anita’s Current Killing Season Is No Anomaly – It Averages 50 Dead Racehorses Annually, Almost 600 Dead Since 2007 — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Horse Racing Wrongs According to official CHRB statistics, in the 11-year period 7/1/07-6/30/18 Santa Anita averaged 50 dead racehorses annually In the wake of 23 dead horses since Christmas, Santa Anita cancelled racing yesterday and is closed indefinitely. But let’s identify this for what it is: marketing-101 damage-control, nothing more, nothing less. After being […]

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Three face jail in Netherlands for links to horse meat scandal — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Joe Whitworth as published on Food Safety News Three people are facing jail in the Netherlands for their roles in the horse meat scandal of 2013 The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) imposed fines up to €150,000 ($172,000) against three companies and their executives for meat fraud. OM set a fine of €150,000 ($172,000) […]

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Galloping across the steppes — TwilightBeasts

Around 50 million years ago, long before the Epoch of the Twilight Beasts, a little mammal, Eohippus, scurried about in the forests of North America. This creature, about the size of an average dog, was the ancestor of the magnificent horse we know today. During this Period, called the Eocene, the environment and climate was […]

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Globe trotter — TwilightBeasts

Horses are one of Europe’s last big mammals. They shouldn’t really be here: they should have vanished a long time ago with most of the other large mammals from the Pleistocene. Europe once had herds of gigantic, hairy mammoths; solitary, shaggy woolly rhinoceros; deer with antlers wider than I am tall; and so many more. […]

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Judge blocks slaughter of horse named ‘Lady’ ensnared in roundup, but horse’s fate unknown — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal Residents of Nevada’s Palomino Valley who lost horses and burros during a multi-day roundup coordinated by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe filed suit in federal court Wednesday to order the animals returned. A horse named ‘Lady,’ thought to be ensnared during a roundup should be saved from slaughter, a […]

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On an island famous for wild ponies, a dangerous infection is killing horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Steve Hendrix as published on The Washington Post “In recent months, seven of the horses have picked up a fungus-like infection in their hoofs and legs…” CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Va. — In the cold months, this barrier island is a place of austere stillness, its famed wild ponies grazing along brown marshes, […]

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December Moments — The Wild Horses of Alberta Society

As December begins wild horse country has started to quieten down from all the traffic that surrounds the big game hunting season. Now a week later the wild horses are starting to change their movement and feeding habits back to normal. This beautiful mare stands peacefully looking out over her home range. Right now there […]

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