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Horses’ Deaths at Aqueduct Prompt New Rules

Over worked and over “medicated” horses dying at race tracks – the horrid state of horse racing. Especially in the mid to lower levels of the sport. Trusting the horse trainers to monitor themselves was a terrible idea from the beginning. Especially when their livelihood depends on the number of purses and the size of Full Article

Part II: Study shows the value of horse slaughter to race horse breeders

A 5 year old horse being “retired” from racing. We all know what that means. It is outrageous that we allow over breeding on this scale to continue so ...Full Article

Study shows the value of horse slaughter to race horse breeders

This is a very solid piece of journalism by Animals 24-7 in Australia. The relationship of gambling in horse racing and horse slaughter is one that has not been ...Full Article

In cold weather, take precautions hauling horses

Most of the country – with the exception of southern Florida – is really cold right now. We are in the heart of winter. Horses, however, can survive even ...Full Article

U.S. court rules horse association free to reject clones from registry

It should be no surprise that the science of cloning has come to the world of horses. Texas A&M has ongoing research in which they cloned 7 donor horses ...Full Article

Very cute! Devon donkey celebrates 50th birthday

Just as humans are living longer, so are equine. Our understanding of care and feeding for all kinds of horses has grown in recent years. It is wonderful to ...Full Article

Cobalt has a dangerous history for both humans and horses

This is a follow up piece so our readers can understand the history of cobalt as a doping agent in horse racing. Cobalt salts (or cobalt chloride) is extremely ...Full Article

Trainers have horses test positive to cobalt chloride

Seriously, cobalt? Yes, cobalt can be abused. Cobalt chloride makes a horse (or a human) act as though it has been oxygen deprived. This increases the amount of EPO ...Full Article

Je suis Charlie

A BLM employee in the past has asked us to not publish articles. They have told us to not use images of their wild horse round ups. We have ...Full Article

Drought Prompts BLM to Gather Horses in Nevada

How many cattle and other livestock will not be allowed to use the public land due to the drought? Has their impact on the sage grouse been taken into ...Full Article