Spaniards Are Giving Up their Horses Due to Economic Conditions

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animal abandonment economics spain horses poverty horse slaughterand they are ending up in slaughterhouses or are being abandoned.

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Horse Deaths at Calgary Stampede

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The debate between cowboy tradition and animal rights at the Calgary Stampede was reignited late Thursday when three horses were killed and a fourth seriously injured during a chuckwagon race at the huge annual rodeo and exhibition of Western Canadian culture. calgary animal cruelty horses dead animalsFrom Reuters.

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Horse Slaughterhouse Proposed in New Mexico

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This article reaffirms my belief that it's more humane to slaughter horses in the US than to ship them for slaughter to Canada or Mexico. mexico meat horses horse slaughter Slaughterhouse farm animal welfare united statesI don't like it either way, but one is better than the other for sure.

Washington Town to Become Horse Slaughter Capital?

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The story, by author and animal rights activist Ernest Dempsey calls Stanwood, Washington “Death Row for horses” because of the location not far away of a “major buying station, collection point and feedlot for U.S. horses destined to die and be butchered in one of Canada’s equine slaughterhouses for human consumption abroad.” pigs peace animal sancturay State of Washington horses horse slaughter agriculture meatpacking

Awful Horse and Carriage Crash in NYC

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horse carriages horses new york cityCan crashes into carriage. Just so inhumane and dangerous. They have them here in Seattle. I just hate them, although it sounds like NYC is particularly bad.

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Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines. Basically, it would mandate that humane societies and horse rescue operations would have to accept a horse if one was presented to them, or they would face a class four misdemeanor," said Larson. If they don't want us to process horses, what are we supposed to do?". nebraska horses horse slaughter

Horse Slaughter Could Start Up Again in One Month

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Bad news for horses in the US. Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month. Slaughter opponents pushed a measure cutting off funding for horse meat inspections through Congress in 2006 after other efforts to pass outright bans on horse slaughter failed in previous years.

Missouri Legislature Attacks Horse Activist

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Missouri is going to vote on allowing horse slaughterhouses back into the State. Some of the legislators started harassing the horse activist. Some legislators programmed their e-mail systems to forward any message containing the word "horse" to Shoss. Tags: Stupid legislation horse slaughter Missouri Now this is just juvenile. An activist organized an appeal in which people from around the country and the world could contact the legislators in opposition to the bill.

BLM Admits Horse Roundups Have Involved Mistreatment

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An internal review by the US Bureau of Land Management admits that the roundup of wild horses has involved some mistreatment, but they refuse to admit the treatment was inhumane. Bureau of Land Management's internal review of a wild horse roundup in Nevada found some mustangs were whipped in the face, kicked in the head, dragged by a rope around the neck, and repeatedly shocked with electrical prods, but the agency concluded none of the mistreatment rose to the level of being inhumane.

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How a Farrier can treat a horse with club foot

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A Farrier is a professional with a very unique set of skills, they are able to care for and treat ailments found in hoofed animals including horses, ponies and some other animals. In cases where the condition is severe, the horse appears to be standing on stilts.

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Undercover Video Sparks Calls for Canadian Ban on Horse Meat

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Animal rights groups are calling for a ban on the sale of horse meat after disturbing video at a slaughterhouse in west Quebec was sent to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition. It shows a parade of horses being stunned with what's called a captive bolt pistol. At one point, a worker can be seen stunning a horse and waving goodbye. Under Canadian laws, one shot is supposed to render the horse unconscious but it often doesn't happen. Excerpted from CTV.CA.

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Unique Sea Horse Species Threatened

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Tags: sea horses oceans marine animals 2010 oil spill environment Gulf of Mexico

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21 Polo Horses Die in Florida

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Authorities are looking in the deaths of 21 polo horses from Argentina. Tags: horses So far they have ruled out disease and are even looking into the possibility that they were deliberately killed. Yikes.

New Horse Slaughter Rules to Appear in Canada

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The Animal Welfare Institute thinks these new rules could be a blow to the horse slaughter industry, but only if actually implemented. Tags: canada meat horse slaughter Slaughterhouse

Horse Rescue Group Blogging from Marysville, WA

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I've received so many donation requests from "People Helping Horses" that I finally decided to send a donation. I've never been around horses much, but a friend of mine who has 3 horses and 2 burros (!) told me that horse groups have been hit particularly hard with the economy. Not only have horses been dumped or starved due to owner finances, but the price of hay has risen sharply all around. Tags: horses animal rescue animal sanctuary us

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Apparent Welfare Improvement at British Horse Fair

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Welfare officers from international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary have reported an improvement in the welfare of donkeys and other equines at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, which finished earlier this week. Staff from The Donkey Sanctuary worked closely with the RSPCA, World Horse Welfare, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and The Blue Cross to promote donkey welfare at Britain’s largest horse fair. This excerpt is from Smallholder.

Montana Legislature Proposes Horse Slaughter Facility

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It's that if you don't have the funds, and you don't have the feed, and don't have the place to keep them, and they are old, and they are no longer going to work for what you need them for, it's a place for them to go," said Billings Livestock and Horse Sale's Jenn Parker. Maybe then can call it Horse Haven. Tags: horse Great, just after we managed to get rid of the last one "It doesn't mean you have to do it.

Horse Slaughterhouses Face Hurdles in Montana

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Looks like Montana's state government is heading towards the approval of horse slaughterhouses, but there are hurdles at the federal level. Tags: meat montana horses USDA Slaughterhouse us The only real markets for horsemeat are overseas and product must be inspected by the USDA before it can be shipped outside the US. However, the USDA is currently barred from such inspections. Here's an article on the situation.

T. Boone Pickens' Wife Proposes Horse Refuge

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Boone Pickens said {November 18} that she would create a refuge for wild horses, after the federal agency that manages them said it might have to kill some to control the herds and protect the Western range. About 33,000 wild horses and burros roam the open range in 10 Western states. Horses that are too old or not adoptable by the public are sent to long-term holding facilities. Tags: horse Bureau of Land Management animal rescue Here's hoping it works out.

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Unintended Consequences for US Ban on Horse Slaughter

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Unfortunately, a record number of horses are now going to Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses, where there is no USDA control over animal welfare conditions. This article also talks about my least favorite bastard chef Gordon Ramsey and the aftermath of his comments to eat horse. Tags: canada gordon ramsey mexico horse slaughter

When Horses are Persons

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In " Hungary's Spirits Are Back Up, on a Horse ," the New York Times' Nicholas Kulish reports that a thoroughbred known as Overdose, who is owned by Hungarian Zoltan Mikoczy, has become "the Hungarian Seabiscuit. million for the horse, but has refused to sell. “I I didn’t buy the horse for business or to make a profit,” Mr. Mikoczy said. Animal rights activists have considered sentient nonhumans as persons for quite some time.

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Montana Passes Horse Slaughterhouse Protection Measure

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Montana has passed a law making it difficult to challenge the building of a horse slaughtering facility in that state. Tags: horse slaughter The last such facility in the US closed in 2007. This bill specifically makes for groups that might oppose it to use the court system to do so. From the bill, which you can read here : Section 2. Judicial review of equine slaughter or processing facilities -- surety bond -- attorney fees -- venue. (1)

Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

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Horse racing is a brutal “sport&# , and it starts with the breeding of these champion racers. Modern race horses are genetically engineered for speed instead of health and longevity. Race horses are often pumped full of drugs to make them run faster and to ignore their pain.

On the Renewed Debate Over Horse Slaughter

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" Surge in Abandoned Horses Renews Debate Over Slaughterhouses " in today's New York Times begs a lot of questions that I wonder how you would answer. Let's deconstruct: The facts of the case: "Emaciated horses eating bark off trees. Abandoned horses tied to telephone poles. Horses subsisting on feces, walking among carcasses. If you want to address the problem, you do something about the people abandoning and neglecting horses.

On Horses too Thin to Slaughter

Animal Person

Stephanie wrote about horses dying across the pond yesterday. They were among more than 20 horses from Paragallo’s Center Brook Farm in Climax, N.Y., This is an interesting moment in the story: Paragallo said Thursday that he had given the horses away to a Florida-based breeder, whom he did not identify, in December with the agreement that he could breed the mares back to one of his stallions based in New York or Florida.

Montana Horse Slaughter Bill Not Vetoed

Animal Person

From Elizabeth Forel, of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages. Tell the governor's office that (live) horses are a symbol of the American West and Montana should not want to be known as the horse slaughter capitol of the country. On Friday, April 3rd, Montana Governor Brain Schweitzer returned House Bill 418 to the legislature with suggestions for amendments. The danger is that the amendments will be made and the bill will be signed into law. PLEASE TAKE ACTION.

Bill Introduced in Congress to Protect Wild Horses

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Nick Rahall and Raul Grijalva have introduced a bill that would protect healthy wild horses from being killed by the BLM. In a written statement, Rahall says the intent is to help spur alternatives to killing excess wild horses that are in holding facilities. He says it's unacceptable for wild horses that embody the spirit of the American West to be slaughtered.

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Etched In My Heart

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Etched In My Heart was founded by Bob Tucker in 2007 based upon the need to provide pet lovers a custom gift or personalized frame that have beautiful designs specific to dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and birds. cats dogs gifts for pet lovers horses reviews

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Horse Slaughter No More

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citizens have been struggling to bring an end to the inhumane practice of slaughtering horses for human consumption. As reported in this Northern Star story, on July 5, 2007, Cavel International, the last remaining horse slaughterhouse operating in America, was ordered by U.S. For previous posts on the ethical issues surrounding the slaughtering of horses for human consumption, see here , here , and here. For several years, conscientious U.S.

One of the Grossest Stories I've Ever Read

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Jasha Lottin, Portland Nudist, Broke No Laws by Killing, Gutting Horse, then Posing Naked Inside Carcass (NSFW Pics). horse animal cruelty Stupid idiocyThis woman is just not mentally fit.

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A Good Day for Horses

Animal Ethics

Horses destined for inhumane slaughter in the U.S. According to this story in the Northern Star, a federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that the USDA can no longer inspect horse meat for a fee. Because animal flesh sold for human consumption abroad must be inspected by a USDA inspector, the court ruling may mean that the few remaining horse-slaughtering plants in the U.S.—including A previous post on the "Horse Slaughter Bill" (H.R.

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Danny and Little Ben

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Danny and Ben were rescued on April 27 by the Ohio SPCA after receiving a complaint about malnourished horses. horses rescuesThey were brought to the Ohio SPCA Farm Sanctuary to recover physically and heal spiritually.

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Let’s Catch Up!

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This NYTimes.com article about the treatment of aging horses that have been used for racing is a great read. About 3000 race horses are retired each year, and right now only about 1/3 of those animals find such homes.

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Gymnast Shawn Johnson Put To Sleep After Breaking Leg | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

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This video nicely highlights the insanity in killing “racing&# horses when they become injured. Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Welfare horses videos euthanasia

It's Back! The Horror of Horse Slaughter in DeKalb

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that slaughters horses for human consumption. Since it is illegal to sell horse meat for human consumption in the U.S., you might wonder how it is that Cavel has been able to brutally slaughter horses for human consumption right here in the U.S. One can't kill horses for human consumption within the U.S., but that leaves open the possibility of slaughtering horses for human consumption abroad.

Yikes! Feds Want to Castrate Wild Mustangs!

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Federal wildlife managers are fighting in court to take the unprecedented step of castrating 200 wild stallions in Nevada, in an effort to control surging populations of wild horses across the West. A coalition of horse advocates last month filed suit to block the U.S. wildlife management population control wild horses mustangs federal governmentIt's a proposal for population control. Read the whole story here.

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Thoroughbred Dealer Convicted of Animal Cruelty

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He didn't know how his horses were being treated on his own farm? Prominent New York thoroughbred breeder and owner Ernie Paragallo was convicted Wednesday of mistreating dozens of malnourished horses on his Hudson Valley farm. The 52-year-old Long Island resident was charged after state police and animal welfare investigators raided his farm in Coxsackie in April and seized 177 malnourished horses. Tags: New York animal cruelty horses This guy sounds like a real jerk.

Spanish Tradition Under Threat by Activists

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It's a festival in which the horses are sanctified by the flames, they are liberated from all their ills," said Quique, 30, who takes part in the festival every year. The tradition is under threat from animal rights groups, who say the horses suffer as they leap over the flames. But the residents of San Bartolome de Pinares fiercely defend the festival, arguing that if the horses were really suffering they would not go near the flames. "We spain horses animal rights

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Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act Passed House Judiciary

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6598) is a bill that criminalizes the sale and transportation of horses for slaughter. The American Quarter Horse Association, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), among many others, oppose the bill. Tags: horse animal cruelty legislation Slaughterhouse us

The Holiday Gifts You Hate Getting Can Also Sicken Your Pet

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What Matters to Animals…

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Right now, someone is beating a dog, or torturing a cat or a horse. The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome.

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NYT Equine Thought Experiment

Animal Person

The New York Times presents us, this morning, with "Equine Alternative" regarding the recent discovery that horses decided to allow themselves be domesticated by humans for our mutual benefit, earlier than we had thought (3500 BC, and we preciously thought it was more like 2500 BC). The Botai did not just herd horses for meat. Scientists found bit-wear marks on Botai horses’ teeth — a clear sign the animals were being ridden. Forgot to hit "publish now" on this.

Showjumping Cow!

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We have all heard the saying “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade&# , well when Regina Mayer wasn’t able to have a horse, she found the next best thing!

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