Tag Archives: horse racing

Year-End Wrap-Up and 2018 Highlights

Once again, another year has flown by and we’d like to close it off with a compilation of some of the stories that caught our eye and some campaigns that we’ve been working on. Below is a small appetizer of what transpired in 2018.  As 2019 dawns, the fight to eradicate horse slaughter from our […]

CHDC’s Year-End Roundup of Equine News and Newsmakers for 2017

The 2017 Year End Review is a small representative of significant events taking place last year. It has been compiled to remind people what happened last year – some events, as the EU new regulations beginning in March were profound and continue to resonate through the horse slaughter industry.  Other events are equally interesting, perhaps […]

Findings Of Abuse In Canadian Horse Slaughter Industry After Two Year Investigation by Animals’ Angels

Animals’ Angels has recently completed comprehensive two-year investigation (see the press release here) into the horse slaughter industry in Canada for the purpose of informing EU decision-makers that further restrictions are needed on the importation of horse meat from Canada.  From the online investigation: “Almost every single kill buyer currently providing horses to the Canadian […]

Crown Attorney Recognizes a Horse As An Innocent Victim Of Doping: Then What About Slaughter?

The Windsor Star has reported that disgraced horse trainer Derek Riesberry was fined $3,750 on Friday April 8, 2016 after having been found guilty of injecting a racehorse with performance-enhancing drugs and attempting to inject another one with the same in 2010.  In addition, the crown attorney Brian Manarin ensured that the case was criminally […]

Ontario Liberals Admit Mistake on Horse Racing

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ted McMeekin, has finally come clean to the horse racing industry that the Liberals made a mistake by rushing the decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks Program (SARP).  Read the whole article here.

Jobless woman rescues Point Given’s son

By Susan Salk on November 30, 2012 Elizabeth Reeves Smith of Lexington, KY., had been painfully unemployed for 11 months when she first laid eyes on the son of racing superstar Point Given languishing, all beat up and tired at the end of the line. Orchard Point was 250lbs underweight and was about a day […]

A doe-eyed gray filly lives, her saviour fights on

http://www.offtrackthoroughbreds.com By Susan Salk on November 20, 2012 The deep gash oozing so darkly across the angelic pale face of the nameless filly riveted Mindy Lovell’s attention the way a red flight might a bull. In the five years she’d spent rescuing Thoroughbreds from slaughter, Lovell had seen things, unimaginable things:  She’d witnessed horses arriving […]

Eight Horses, Five Ponies Rescued in Durham Region, Ontario

Jennifer Pagliaro Tues Nov 13, 2012 08:54 The ruddy brown and chestnut horses appear to be barely standing on knobbly legs, their rib cages distinctly visible beneath stretched skin and matted fur. But OSPCA Investigator Debby Houghton said the photos don’t do justice to the “severe neglect” experienced by eight horses and five ponies rescued […]

Racing Economics Collide With Veterinarians’ Oath

Death and disarray at America’s racetracks By WALT BOGDANICH, JOE DRAPE and REBECCA R. RUIZ Published: September 21, 2012 Horse-racing veterinarians are both doctor and drugstore; the more drugs they prescribe, the more money they make. Only after Bourbon Bandit broke a leg racing last November did his owner, Susan Kayne, learn the full extent […]