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European Union ban threatens US horse slaughter pipeline

December 13th, 2014 (3)
This excellent article in Horse Talk addresses some of the more complicated factors regarding American horse slaughter that no one wants to talk about. The decline of horse breeds and its connection to ethanol production could be an article ...

9 Stunning Driftwood Horse Sculptures

December 12th, 2014 (1)
Works of art exalting the beauty of horses has been done in many different forms. This artist’s use of driftwood is indeed stunning. ~ HfH From: Horse Collaborative By: Carley Sparks Some horses feel “wooden.” These ones actually are. ...

Unidentified Senate Republican Hold Blocks Bill to Protect Horses

December 12th, 2014 (9)
Why would anyone block a bill to stop the torture of horses? The answer of course is there must be money somewhere to be made or a political dig to be gained by blocking the PAST Act. Hopefully this ...

Braying for Battle: The Long Love Affair Between Donkeys and the Military

December 12th, 2014 (1)
Donkeys have long been under valued by humans. Horses look so majestic, so much taller – like supermodels when in comparison to their “cousins”, the donkey. However, when it comes to the long, difficult tasks that require endurance and ...

A very special Christmas present

December 11th, 2014 (1)
Christmas is the time of year when the family gathers to enjoy the spirit of the season. We share food made from recipes passed down from generation to generation. Pretty bows adorn presents under the Christmas tree. Choirs from ...

ESPN: Europe posts horse meat ban

December 11th, 2014 (7)
The news is spreading, horse meat from Mexico will be banned in the EU effective January 15th, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of American horses go into Mexico and Canada every year to be slaughtered for the European market. Having ...

BraveHearts: Horses Saving People (Video)

December 11th, 2014 (1)
Working with horses can help people improve their self-esteem, their confidence and concentration skills. Both children and adults benefit from therapy with horses. Habitat for Horses provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at our facility in Manvel, TX. In addition to ...

Its Official! The European Union will ban horsemeat from Mexico

December 10th, 2014 (17)
The official documents have been posted! Horse meat from Mexico will no longer be designated as food for human consumption. Until now, over 100,000 horses a year make the trip from the United States to Mexican slaughter houses. Do ...

Three more NY City Council members come out against horse-carriage ban (Video)

December 10th, 2014 Comments Off on Three more NY City Council members come out against horse-carriage ban (Video)
The taxi drivers’ union has come out against the horse carriage ban. This is no doubt due to NYC’s Mayor de Blasio statement that horse drivers will be given green taxi medallions – worth thousands of dollars – in ...

First-Aid for Laminitis

December 9th, 2014 Comments Off on First-Aid for Laminitis
From: Horse Channel By Toni McAllister If you suspect that laminitis (or founder, as it is known in layman’s terms) is to blame for your horse’s sudden lameness, call your veterinarian immediately. Then, follow this first-aid protocol while waiting ...