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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
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 ...

Horses understand human gestures

March 8th, 2015 (1)
Seems pretty obvious to any horse lover. Yet until recently scientists had not really looked into the complexity of how horses and humans interact with each other. If you go out everyday to take care of your horse, your ...

Roy Exum: Keep Your ‘Big Lick’ Money

March 7th, 2015 (3)
There are other ways to bring in donations for children’s health care than through a show of horse torture. Any charity that takes donations from this group really needs to remember the old saw about looking the gift horse ...

These Are the Cutest Pictures Ever Published by LIFE

March 6th, 2015 Comments Off
The top cutest picture in Life magazine must be the one of the little girl with a mini. Half a century plus later, you can not help but go “Awwww that is soooo cute”. ~ HfH From: Time Magazine ...

Bidders Show Up Hoping To Save Rescued Muskogee Horses From Slaughter

March 6th, 2015 (5)
In the US we do not have horse slaughter. Horses sent to slaughter must be shipped off to either Canada or Mexico where they meet a cruel fate. Thousands of American horses are sent to slaughter each year. The ...

7 things you need to know about donkeys

March 5th, 2015 Comments Off
Donkeys and burros are about the sweetest, most protective, under appreciated animal around. Here at the ranch, Paco the Donkey would certainly teach people a thing or two about how wonderful donkeys can be. ~ HfH From: NZ Stuff ...