Category Articles of Interest

Alberta needs to halt cull of our majestic wild horses

Wild horses stand on Parker Ridge near Sundre. Alberta officials have estimated that fewer than 700 horses are left in the wild. Photo by: Leah Hennel-Supplied Picture-Calgary Herald The Wild Horses of Alberta Society is a non-profit group dedicated to saving our province’s free-roaming horses. Wild horses have been a part of Alberta’s west country […]

Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Reaches Out to Help a Community

Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue located in Hagersville, Ontario was founded by Brenda McArthur-Thompson in 2007.  Since that time, Whispering Hearts, on the list of Canadian Horse Defence Coalition approved horse rescues, has saved over 150 horses. Brenda has her hands full with the care and rehabilitation of 50 abused, neglected and unwanted horses keeping them safe […]

Baby boomers take to riding atop gaited horses and with special equipment

by Carola Vyhnak Special to the Star With a leg up from an old wooden chair, Monica Barber swings into the saddle and off to the races, or at least the paces, as she and black mare Nicki move through the walk, trot, canter and low jumps at the Clarington facility where she takes weekly […]

San Pail

San Pail’s phenomenal success as Horse of the Year in Canada in 2011 received triple awards February 12 as Horse of the Year, Trotter of the Year and Best Older Male Trotter at the U.S. Harness Writers Association annual Dan Patch Awards dinner and awards event  in Orlando, Florida. San Pail, co-owned and trained by […]

Untold story of Toronto’s real Canadian war horse

By Chantaie Allick Staff Reporter Feb 10, 2012 There were many heroes of World War I, men and women who lived and died for their countries. But until recently, the story of the animals that fought and suffered alongside them has been mostly lost to history. The full article and video can be found here: […]

A Home for Every Horse

Social networking group boasts 100 percent success rate for negotiating reprieves for slaughter-bound horses by Natalie Voss Lexington, KY – Recent legislation that opens the door for the re-instatement of horse slaughter in the United States has been making headlines across the country in recent weeks as horse lovers and industry professionals re-examine the ethics […]

CHDC Investigation reaches the Wall Street Journal

press release Dec. 5, 2011, 8:30 a.m. EST Undercover Investigation Inside Quebec Slaughterhouse Reveals Serious Food Safety and Horse Welfare Concerns ORANGEVILLE, ON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Today, footage and photos captured by an anonymous source at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation Inc. in St. Andre-Avellin, Quebec, are being released by the […]

Horse Slaughter Legalized in U.S.

by Alicia Graef December 13, 2011 2:15 am In 2007, horse slaughter came to an end in the U.S. when the last slaughterhouses that processed horse meat were shut down, but a recent change in the law could open the doors to this practice once again. For the past few years the Agriculture Appropriations bill […]

Racing Industry Silent About Slaughtered Thoroughbreds

Vickery Eckhoff, Contributor 11/29/2011 @ 12:52PM This post is the first in a series on Thoroughbreds, racing and the state of the horse industry.  How did a five-year-old racehorse named Princess Madeline end up in a feedlot on July 13, priced for slaughter? Ask a horse trainer, and they’ll probably shrug. More than 10,000 U.S. […]

They also served

Today Canada remembers those who lost their lives in war.  We remember the memory of not only the millions of soldiers who died for our freedom, but also for the over eight million horses and mules lost during World War 1 and World War II. Lest We Forget In dreary, doubtful, waiting hours, Before the […]