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Equine Welfare

Canada: End slaughter of horses for food, activists, lawyers say
Lawyers and animal rights activist are calling on Canada’s federal government to ban the practice of slaughtering horses for human consumption, from CBC News. Read More >>

Horse killing is ‘shockingly inhumane’
Images of a horse slaughter that surfaced publicly yesterday were so horrific some reporters couldn’t bear to watch them, from CNews. Read More >>

Unwanted Horses: How Serious a Problem?
It tends to get lost in the shuffle because it’s not as sexy as anabolic steroids, race-fixing, or catastrophic breakdowns from a media perspective, from BloodHorse. Read More >>

Churchill Downs president Robert Evans willing to talk to PETA about horse safety issues
The president and CEO of Churchill Downs says he’s willing to sit down with members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to talk about safety issues facing the horse racing industry, from the Star Tribune. Read More >>

Animals slaughtered on Alabama farm
Nearly a dozen animal corpses were waiting for Paul Davis when he returned home from vacation, from WAFF. Read More >>

Forensics confirm Phar Lap poisoned
Phar Lap achieved what many a rock star has promised but not delivered – live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse, from TVNZ. Read More >>

Horse died trapped in barbed wire, court told
A race horse owner today admitted animal cruelty charges after one of her horses was found dead, trapped in barbed wire, from WalesOnline. Read More >>

Trail Riding

Alabama Horse Council and national forests to ink agreement covering about 500,000 acres
The Alabama Horse Council and four of the six national forest districts in Alabama will sign a cooperative agreement today to enhance horseback riding on 500,000 acres, from The Birmingham News. Read More >>


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