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Gail Vacca’s baby wins long-shot horse race

May 3rd, 2013 (5)
(Personal note – Gail Vacca was instrumental in closing down the slaughterhouse in Illinois and has done miracles in saving the lives of hundreds of horses. She is also a personal friend. – Jerry) Gail Vacca, founder and president ...

All Eyes on Kentucky Derby and Needed Reforms

May 2nd, 2013 (6)
Michael Markarian, 02 May 2013 In what other professional sport is it acceptable for 24 athletes to die each week? With millions of Americans watching the Kentucky Derby this weekend, it’s an important time to take stock of the horseracing ...

Action Alert: Donkey Roping Contest

May 2nd, 2013 (61)
May 4th Update – Reports are that this event has been cancelled! Thanks to everyone that put in the effort to act. May 1, 2013 www.HorseHumane.org  There is a donkey roping competition planned for this Saturday, May 4th in Sonora, ...

More Time to Decide Whether to Sign or Veto TN “Ag-Gag”

May 2nd, 2013 (2)
Food Safety News, May 2, 2013 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has longer to decide whether to sign the state’s “ag-gag” bill than Food Safety Newsoriginally reported. If signed, the bill will make it a crime to record animal cruelty unless ...

The Horse Healer in Arizona

May 2nd, 2013 Comments Off
National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel, Shannon Switzer, May 1, 2013 I would be learning about Reiki, the technique of directing “universal energy” through the hands to promote healing. But there’s a twist. My instructor would be showing me how to practice ...

Horse deaths at BLM’s Palomino Valley facility twice as high as reported

May 1st, 2013 (8)
Animals’ Angels Report Animals’ Angels latest Freedom of Information Act request only increased our concerns over the BLM’s treatment of wild horses and burros. Among other things, the BLM’s Palomino Valley Facility in Nevada seems to be drastically under-reporting ...

Horse Slaughterhouse Open Soon in NM

May 1st, 2013 (30)
NBC News.com. Jeri Clausing , The Associated Press, April 30. 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unless Congress reinstates ...

Maine Bill Would Ban Slaughtering Horses for Meat

May 1st, 2013 (4)
Portland Press Herald , May 1, 2013, Eric Russell It would also ban the transportation of horses through Maine to be slaughtered in Canada, but similar bills have failed twice before.   AUGUSTA – A bill to prohibit the slaughter ...

FBI raids Another Chance 4 Horses in Berks County

April 30th, 2013 (50)
WFMZ-TV | April 30. 2013 NORTH HEIDELBERG TWP., Pa. - Federal investigators have raided a horse rescue operation in Berks County. The FBI, acting on a federal search warrant, conducted the raid Tuesday morning atAnother Chance 4 Horseson Station ...

Lawmaker likens animal cruelty investigations to “tape and rape”

April 30th, 2013 (27)
(Note – Holt’s comments are beyond disgusting. Sadly, far too many politicians forget the reason they were originally elected to office. While the majority of the people he supposedly represents are against his “ag-gag” bill, he assumes that he ...