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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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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