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.

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.”

Local equine transport helps horses headed to Newtown

The horses that a Poolesville horse ambulance was expected to carry to Connecticut are small, but their mission is a huge one: help heal the hearts of the children affected by the Sandy Hook shooting last month.

Style bible’s most controversial model?

Vogue Australia has featured Oscar-winning actresses, princesses and supermodels on its front covers, but now for the first time in the magazine’s 53-year history it will be a four-legged beauty looking out from the publication’s most important page.

Indiana artist gaining international attention

His paintings mimic those of famous abstract and impressionist painters. They appear to be heavily influenced by Jackson Pollock or Vincent Van Gogh. But the artist himself more closely resembles Smarty Jones or Secretariat.

Justin is a nine-year old 1500-pound Friesian horse that began painting two years ago.

All the Missing Horses

Davis has paid the BLM a total of $17,630 for the animals, far less than BLM has expended to provide them – the agency estimates it costs $1,000 to roundup a wild horse and records show it has paid as much as $5,000 per truckload to ship them to Davis.

Mount Airy sanctuary works to provide horses with safe homes

Incorporated in 2005, the Mount Airy rescue at 17250 Old Frederick Road sits on 109 acres and works to save draft horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect by finding them adoptive homes as trail and schooling horses.

Horse Sense — and more

Southwest Behavioral Health Services houses a new equine-assisted therapy program run by Flagstaff therapist Libby Smith. “Horses mirror,” Smith said, quoting Winston Churchill, “‘There is nothing as good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.'”