This deadly horse racing season signals urgent need for zero-tolerance anti-doping and track safety policies

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block 2023 could have been a watershed year for the welfare of racehorses in the U.S. with the historic implementation of national racetrack safety and anti-doping programs. Yet the anti-doping section of the new law was late in implementation due to continued pushback by a few laggards using the courts […]

Concerning Lack of Oversight in Horse Meat Industry, Audit Finds

When it comes to the most popular foods, horse meat might not be the first to come to mind. This is especially true in the United States, where horses are cherished as loyal companions, and their meat is no longer sold. In Europe, however, the story takes a different turn. Despite declining horse meat consumption, […]

Animal charity My Lovely Horse expose grim death of horse in Darndale, Dublin

‘Horrific’ |  WARNING: Graphic images My Lovely Horse Rescue shared a photo of the deceased animal and explained that it appeared the foal had been tied up and “attacked” by dogs in Darndale. Photo: My Lovely Horse Rescue An animal charity has called for the enforcement of anti-cruelty laws after a young horse was found dead […]

Epsom Derby: Police make 19 arrests as animal rights protesters plan to disrupt one of UK’s most prestigious horse races

Mike Egerton/Press Association/AP Animal Rising were allocated a space by the Jockey Club to protest at the Epsom Derby Festival. CNN  —  Police in Surrey, England, arrested 19 people on Saturday “in connection with planned criminal disruption” before the Epsom Derby Festival, one of the oldest and most famous horse races in the world. The […]

There is simply no way to make horse slaughter humane

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Horses are celebrated in America for their beauty and athleticism, yet they are also sometimes viewed as expendable commodities. Even though horse slaughter has not occurred on U.S. soil since 2007, horses across the U.S. are still being sold and sent to slaughter abroad when no longer deemed useful […]

Racing NSW inquiry into animal abuse investigates Ballina horse trainer – The Echo

Racing New South Wales will meet with local horse racing figures in Ballina this morning for an inquiry into allegations of animals abuse against a local horse trainer. Racing NSW Chairman of Stewards, Steve Railton, confirmed that an inquiry would be held today in Ballina but did not elaborate on the subject of the meeting. […]

Breaking: U.S. Congress has new chance to stop horse soring

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In 1970, the U.S. Congress passed the Horse Protection Act to end the cruel practice of horse soring, which is the use of caustic chemicals, chains, weighted shoes, hard objects, cutting and other painful techniques to force horses to perform the artificial, high-stepping gait known as the “Big Lick” […]

Grand National: Trainer of horse that suffered fatal fall blames ‘ignorant’ Animal Rising protesters for death | UK News

Hill Sixteen – trained by Sandy Thomson – suffered a fatal fall at the first fence, but the Scottish handler blames animal rights activists for causing the “hyper” horse to die. By Megan Baynes, news reporter Sunday 16 April 2023 23:29, UK The man who trained the horse that suffered a fatal fall at Saturday’s […]

Wordless Wednesday #370 – Horses of This Old Horse

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