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Taxpayers Are Funding Inhumane Burro Treatment

March 13th, 2015 (1)
The Bureau of Land Management rounds up burros just as they do wild horses. The BLM does attempt to adopt them but with less success than the horses they gather. They often spend their lives languishing in the BLM holding pens. ...

Judge rules in favor of wild horse advocates

March 13th, 2015 (7)
The title of this article should be “Judge rules in favor of upholding the law”. Laws are already in place to protect the wild horses of the West. It is the greed that moves these states and their ranchers ...

North Carolina State Fair Drops Walking Horse Classes

March 12th, 2015 (1)
If more events would do what the North Carolina State Fair has done, the torturous practice of horse soring could become a thing of the past. The gait of the Tennessee Walking horse is beautiful on its own. The ...

Throwback Thursday: Bella

March 12th, 2015 (3)
It is another rainy winter day here in South East Texas. Cloudy days lead one to reminisce. The other day on Facebook, we posted a little picture of Naysa all healed up from her horrible injuries. Many of you ...

Dental exams for horses keep them in grass all year round

March 11th, 2015 (1)
Horse health must include dental care. Without proper dental care, horses can experience pain, weight-loss, and a compromised immune system. If you having difficulty affording your horse’s dental care, try checking out veterinary schools, local colleges with animal husbandry ...

Margaretville school district considers canceling ‘donkey basketball’ game

March 11th, 2015 (7)
Donkey Basketball is an event where donkeys are abused. The donkeys are dragged, their ears are pulled – they are mistreated by participants with little or no previous donkey handling experience. All so people can laugh at the antics. ...

Horse slaughter and rampant violations continue despite EU ban on Mexican horse meat

March 10th, 2015 (14)
It was understood that it would take some time for the flow of horse meat from Mexico to the EU to come to a halt. Explanation should be given by meat importers on why two shipments made it into ...

Committee hears bill on state control of federal land in MT

March 10th, 2015 (4)
Montana is not the only US state out there trying to wrest control of lands managed by the BLM. Utah, Wyoming and Nevada also are looking to do the same. Wild horses – the populations that remain – live ...

Video – Marsh ponies of Little Horse Island make it through difficult winter

March 9th, 2015 Comments Off on Video – Marsh ponies of Little Horse Island make it through difficult winter
Creating a better managed preserve or sanctuary maybe the answer for these little ponies. They certainly are of hardy stock – being a mix of Shetland pony and Carolina Marsh Tacky. The Carolina Marsh Tacky horse is a rare ...

Study of baby horses’ behavior triggers new autism research

March 9th, 2015 (3)
In recent decades there has been a growing need for Autism research. It is interesting to find autistic like development in other mammals. The article goes through how this research into equine neonatal maladjustment syndrome, which has autistic like ...