Canadian Government Sued Over Transport of Horses for Meat — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by: Canadian Horse Defence Coalition “The law in regard to the live export of horses for slaughter is clear…” Last fall, the not-for-profit animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court. The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) and […]

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Feel Good Sunday: Video ~ Good Guys Save Newborn Foal — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: The Dodo “It’s Sunday and time for reflection and what better way to feel that inner glow than to witness human beings doing something right, for a change. It is moving to see humans drop everything to save an innocent but be forewarned, this particular clip may make your heart skip as these humans […]

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40 Retired Racehorses Removed From San Jacinto Ranch Due to Alleged Neglect, Starvation — KTLA

Animal control officers are considering whether to suggest criminal charges after about 40 retired racehorses were removed from a San Jacinto sanctuary that is accused of neglecting and starving the animals. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Monday that many of the horses taken from the California Equine Retirement Foundation were so skinny that their ribs were protruding. The…

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Liquid Blood, Urine Found in Prehistoric Foal That Died in Russia 42,000 Years Ago — KTLA

Russian researchers have found liquid blood and urine inside the frozen carcass of a foal that died 42,000 years ago in Siberia’s Verkhoyansk region. The animal’s body fluids were extracted during an autopsy and tested in the hope of cloning the extinct species, according to Semyon Grigoriev, director of the Mammoth Museum at Northeastern Federal…

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New Rules Eyed After 22 Horse Deaths at Santa Anita Racetrack — KTLA

The Latest on a California Horse Racing Board meeting about new safety and medication rules following 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The California Horse Racing Board has begun discussing new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park. Board Chairman Chuck…

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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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