Category Articles of Interest

It’s Still 70 Percent Opposed As It Has Been For A Decade

Excellent article by Keith Dane, Director of Equine Protection, The Humane Society of the United States on horse slaughter. http://horsebackmagazine.com/hb/archives/12518

EWA Leadership Blasts Wallis’ Defense of Woman Who Crawled Inside Bloody Horse Carcass After Killing, Also Make Strong Allegations of Misrepresentations

November 7, 2011 Good Clean Fun According to Sue Wallis by John Holland & Vicki Tobin CHICAGO, (EWA) – Preferring to deal in facts, we prefer not to editorialize about personalities. However, sometimes a public figure will say something so revealing about their motives and ethical beliefs that it suddenly shines a light into motives that […]

Disposable horses

Disposable Horses Posted by theandbetween on October 26, 2011 · 9 Comments Proponents of horse slaughter in the United States, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA), American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemens Beef Association and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) […]

Mennonites abuse of horses defended

Animals on the job October 13, 2011 By: James Jackson   http://observerxtra.com/2/news/animals-on-the-job/ While driving along the back roads and the main streets of Woolwich and Wellesley townships, one could be forgiven if they thought they had been transported back to the 19th century.  Horse-drawn buggies and wagons are not merely here to attract tourists or […]

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

Wild horses roam free through several parts of the prairies and one local resident is continuing his fight to keep it that way. Ken McLeod, a wild horse advocate, worked for more than 30 years fighting for protection of wild horses in the Bronson Forest, north of Paradise Hill, Sask. Full article here: http://www.meridianbooster.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3319931   […]

Seattle Police Mounted Unit video

Really good video about the Seattle Police Force’s Mounted unit.  A nice tribute to all mounted units! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRhDi9qG9aA  

Northern Dancer gravesite update

Northern Dancer at peace in the clean, green grass of home Published On Tue Aug 30 2011 Carola Vyhnak Urban Affairs Reporter   Northern Dancer is once again resting beneath a well-tended lawn at the farm where he was born. Stung by harsh criticism from outraged horse lovers, Oshawa’s university has cleaned up the weed-choked […]

Omega Farms equine burial service in Oregon

We just heard about a wonderful service offered by a farm in Oregon.  Located on a 400-acre spread, Omega Farms is tucked into a valley surrounded by steep hills on the eastern edge of theCoastRange.   Omega Farms is a family owned business that offers an alternative to the available disposal service most horse owners […]

Calgary – Horse Capital of the World?

Recently, the Calgary Herald ran a piece claiming Calgary is the horse capital of the world while noticeably ignoring the fact that just down the road is the horse slaugther capital of North America. The article can be read here: http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Calgary+horse+capital+world/4858218/story.html Shelley Grainger, Eastern Regional Director of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition sent a letter […]

Racing should care for its own

Sports of The Times By WILLIAM C. RHODEN Published: May 20, 2011  I covered my last Triple Crown race, the Kentucky Derby, three years ago. Eight Belles, only the 39th filly to run the race, nearly beat the heavily favored Big Brown. Shortly after crossing the finish line, Eight Belles collapsed and was euthanized, marking […]