Archives for 2013

Arkansas Prisons Selling Horses at Auction in October

Arkansas’ prison system is planning to sell some of its horses at auction next month.

Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says people will have a chance to bid on about 35 retired horses, colts and mules at the agency’s third horse auction Oct. 5 in Benton, Ark.

Navajo Nation supports NM horse slaughterhouse

Because of the horse overpopulation, the tribe already is rounding up and selling wild horses, Zah said. Some of those, he said, end up being shipped to Mexico.

Supporters of a return to domestic horse slaughter argue it is a more humane solution than shipping unhealthy and starving animals to facilities south of the border for slaughter under unregulated and often cruel circumstances.

Brooklyn Handicap: Stunning Come-From-Behind Finish

Before a national television audience on the NBC Sports Network, the $700,000 Grade II Brooklyn Handicap saw 7-1 Calidoscopio pull off not just an upset but perhaps one of the greatest closes in racing history.

Talbott Studios

Eugenia Talbott’s ability to paint horses comes from years of experience, not often realized by artists who do not understand the complexity of equine conformation. Once a breeder of Arabian horses, her knowledge and love of horses extends to all equine subjects

Secretary of Agriculture Calls for Alternatives to Horse Slaughter

Animal Welfare Institute has long advocated alternatives to horse slaughtering, along with many others, such as therapeutic riding, riding school programs, or even second careers in a variety of equestrian sporting events.

With BLM Knowledge: Wild Horses Sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor

What the BLM consistently seems to “maintain” is fraud against the American taxpayer in its Environmental Assessments, a long history of inhumane handling of wild horses, lack of oversight and accountability, a waste of tax dollars, and lies to both the public and Congress.

Lawmakers Press for Answers on Sale of Wild Horses

Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pressing him to explain what role the agency had in selling so many horses to a man the letter calls “a longtime kill buyer.”