Around a third of Americans said that a series of high-profile race horse deaths this year, many of them at Southern California’s famed Santa Anita Park, had soured their opinion of the sport, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos.
“First published on Christmas Day in 2009, 10 years ago; the evil characters may have changed but the message still rings true to this very day. The roundups must stop so that we can appropriately care for and manage, if needed, our national treasures on their rightful range. At Wild Horse Freedom Federation we offer the gift of our continued fight in support of the Wild Horses and Burros to live free with their families on their promised public land. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight!” ~ R.T.
by Chris Cwik as published on Yahoo Sports Two more horses have died at a Southern California racetrack. Mighty Elijah and Hot Spot, both 4-year-old geldings, died after the first race at Los Alamitos on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The deaths are the latest in a long line […]
By David Aaro | Fox News Police are investigating a case of possible animal cruelty after several horses were reportedly stolen and later harvested for meat in Florida. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office posted a warning to local horse owners on Facebook Thursday after a Central Florida family found their 10-year-old horse named […]
by Kristy Kepley-Steward as published on Channel 13 WOLS In a press release, SLED confirms, animal tracks consistent with hogs, video evidence and the sighting of boars in the area support the conclusion… POLK COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Authorities now say five of six horses injured or killed […]
Source: The Paulick Report The Water Hay Oats Alliance issued the following press release Monday: Gary Stevens, a Hall of Fame Jockey and a long time member of the Water Hay Oats Alliance, is calling for reform. “It’s time for a revolution to save our sport. And it […]
by Emily Cureton as published on OPD.org Three Oregon agriculture groups are opposing a lawsuit to expand animal rights, and allow nonhuman victims to recoup damages from abusive people. The case puts a fundamental question to the courts: Can a horse sue a person? Last year a Washington […]
By Lynn Moore | firstname.lastname@example.org A woman who starved to death three horses received a two-month jail sentence and a stern lecture from the judge. Bobbi Jo VanKoevering, 43, of Ravenna was sentenced Friday, Nov. 22, after pleading no contest to felony animal abandonment/cruelty. Her sentence includes three years […]
Source: CBS News …during a brief Sunday evening press conference that track officials were “deeply saddened by the events today.” Two racing horses were killed after sustaining injuries on the track during races at Del Mar Racetrack in California on Sunday, the racing club confirmed, and a third […]
Source: baltimore.cbslocal.com There are 75 wild horses on Assateague Island, according to the most recent population census by the Maryland Park Service. According to officials, there are 22 stallions and 53 mares in the herd on Assateague Island National Seashore. A 5-month-old filly named Chantilly Lace was the […]