Archive for November, 2014

The Abuse of Beeline Express

November 30, 2014

There is no reason to go to the whip…these horses know their jobs…so sad that the trainers do not…

Horseracing Wrongs

This past Friday at Gulfstream West, a 3-year-old named Beeline Express was raced for the fourth time this month. Worse, this horse has been put to the whip 12 times in the last 15 weeks. In defense, the apologists will cite her two seconds and a first, or simply assert that some horses thrive on frequent “work.” But it is what it is, and what it is is abuse. The responsible: trainer (and part owner) Walter Rosas-Canessa, owner Robert Levatino, the Gulfstream stewards, the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, et al. Just in case some enterprising young lawyer in Florida’s AG Office is interested:

828.12 Cruelty to animals.—
(1) A person who unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, or unnecessarily mutilates, or kills any animal, or causes the same to be done, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner…

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This Is Horse Slaughter In Canada

November 22, 2014

Horses are companion animals…not our food…


bouvry protest October 2013 protest at the Bouvry horse slaughter plant just outside of Fort Macleod, Alberta

Written by: Brian

I’m not sure which horse is haunting me the most. There was Jack. Big part draft gelding, 23 years old. Skinny as skinny, with large white saddle sore scars. Someone used him hard and threw him away.

Ginger was 26, from the same place as Jack. Friendly and gentle. She came to the fence to say hello.

The Percheron filly was a black beauty. After her trip to Alberta she might be one of the chosen ones to be shipped live from the Calgary airport. If she survives the trip (sometimes all the horses arrive dead), she’ll be slaughtered in Japan and served up raw as a high priced delicacy.

Twenty year old Copper won’t be as tender. He had some hard miles on him.

The dunn mare was in her prime…

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The Quest for a Generic Premarin – A Bitter Pill to Swallow

November 17, 2014

Tuesday's Horse


The story of the quest for a generic Premarin is an interesting one – one that dates back to the mid 1980’s when the FDA announced that Premarin was effective in combating the bone loss associated with osteoporosis.

To this day an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version has yet to be approved by the FDA – more than 20 years after two companies vying for a piece of the pie lost their bids to market a generic version of Premarin.

The history behind the failure of the FDA to approve any generic version of Premarin is intriguing yet pretentiously motivated based on a so-called “impurity” named delta 8,9-DHES.

Premarin’s patent expired in 1971 and until 1986, when the news of its efficacy in minimizing bone loss associated with osteoporosis was publicized, there was little to no interest from competing drug companies to produce…

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Two Die at Woodbine Friday

November 17, 2014

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a reliable source, I have confirmed that the two horses listed as broke down Friday at Woodbine are dead. 3-year-old Tomtom Drum, coming off a 10th-place finish two weeks prior, went down in the 2nd. He was trained by Jean-Marc Dumas and owned by Jennifer Hallett. 2 1/2 hours later, 6-year-old Psychotherapy dropped in the 7th. Trainer, Norman McKnight; owner, Brad Mcknight.

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CHDC anti-slaughter flyer updated with stats to August 2014

November 12, 2014

Canada’s shame….slaughtering our companion animals…

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

stats pagePlease click here to download our latest flyer showing the numbers of horses slaughtered in Canada to August 2014.  The stats on the right hand side show  the number of horses imported from the US for slaughter to July 2014.

Please also continue to contact your Member of Parliament and ask that they support anti-slaughter legislation and if they would consider introducing legislation themselves that would prohibit the slaughter and live export of horses for slaughter in Canada.

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