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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Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France — BBC News – Science & Environment

A prehistoric engraved sandstone found at an excavation site near Angoulême station in south-western France
Denis Gliksman/Inrap.  A generated image of the prehistoric sandstone plate and its engraving

A carving believed to be about 12,000 years old has been discovered in south-western France.

The prehistoric find by archaeologists excavating a site in the south-western Angoulême district, north of Bordeaux, has been described as “exceptional”.

Markings appear on both sides of the sandstone, the National Archaeological Research Institute (Inrap) said.

It was found during work at an “ancient hunting site” near Angoulême station.

The Palaeolithic stone plate, which is said to be about 25cm long, 18cm wide and 3cm thick, “combines geometric and figurative motifs”, Inrap said.

According to the institute, the most visible engraving is that of a headless horse, which covers at least half of the stone’s surface on one side.

“Legs and hooves are very realistic,” Inrap said on its website (in French), adding: “Two other animals, smaller, are also slightly incised.”

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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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