Horse Illustrated Newswire


Equine Welfare

Negotiations begin in horse slaughter plan
A Wyoming state legislator with designs to start a horse slaughter operation said Monday it would be part of a broader plan to rescue abandoned or unwanted horses. From Wyoming News. Read more >>

Tennessee slaughter legislation withdrawn
Legislation advocating the slaughter of horses for human consumption will be withdrawn for the legislative session in Tennessee, the Animal Welfare Institute says. From Horsetalk. Read more >>

Racing News

Gamble Sours for Many Kentucky Horse Breeders
The for-sale signs on horse farms are as common as the bluegrass and the limestone fences here, and breeders have grown accustomed to sending horses through the auction ring and feeling fortunate when they fetch half of their asking price — or anything at all. From The New York Times. Read more >>

In Other News

Oliver Townend tells H&H: “I’ll be riding again in a few days”
Oliver Townend says he’ll be riding in a few days following his crashing fall in Kentucky. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

2 NV men plead not guilty to killing 5 mustangs
Two men accused of gunning down five wild mustangs in Nevada last year entered not guilty pleas before a U.S. magistrate Tuesday as horse protection activists outraged by the slaughter watched from the courtroom gallery. From San Jose Mercury News. Read more >>

Brentina’s First Baby, by Damsey
Brentina, whom Debbie McDonald rode to Olympic and World Equestrian Games medals and a World Cup title, has given birth by embryo transfer to her first baby, a colt by the Hanoverian stallion Damsey. From Dressage News. Read more >>

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