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Udall wants to give Anti-Doping Agency power to police horse races with simulcast wagering

Alamogordo Daily News, Milan Simonich, Texas-New Mexico Newspapers, 05/04/2013 SANTA FE – Congress annoyed many people when it held hearings in 2005 to investigate steroid use by big-league baseball players. Honesty and candor were missing in most testimony from players, but baseball seems cleaner since the federal inquiry exposed muscle-bound sluggers as cheats. Now U.S. Sen. Full Article

Jarl: Horse slaughter is not ‘euthanasia’

Katie Jarl,  News-Journal.com. May 3, 2013 Here in Texas, we know a thing or two about horses. These loyal animals have been a part of the fabric of our ...Full Article

BLM Researching Wild Mare Spayings

Pat Raia, The Horse, May 4, 2013 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is studying the spaying of fertile wild mares in order to control the growth of the ...Full Article

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter

Reuters, Jeffrey B. Roth, May 3, 2013 (Reuters) – The horse is an American icon. It races gracefully, performs heavy farm tasks, can do tricks and, if television is to ...Full Article

Former racehorses get a second chance at life

CNN.com Living. May 3, 2013, Ashley Strickland (CNN) – Wooden Phone was never asked whether he wanted to race. Born in 1997, the dull-brown thoroughbred didn’t show initial signs of ...Full Article

Gail Vacca’s baby wins long-shot horse race

(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 ...Full Article

All Eyes on Kentucky Derby and Needed Reforms

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, ...Full Article

Action Alert: Donkey Roping Contest

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 ...Full Article

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

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 ...Full Article

The Horse Healer in Arizona

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 ...Full Article