Special Reports

Where there is information, there is enlightenment.
Where there is debate, there are solutions.
— ATIFETE JAHJAGA


— HORSES IN FILM

Promotional Image for “War Horse”

Horses in Film: Abused for Entertainment?
by Kelly Chase

Horses in Film: Equine Mechanics — The Digital Horse
by Sian Lawson


— HORSE RACING

Mongolian Groom, a heavily raced 4-year-old gelding, broke down in the stretch in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He sustained fractures to his left hind leg and was euthanized once he was moved from the track.

Reports by Jane Allin

Breeding by the Numbers
by Jane Allin. PDF, 9 pp »

Breeding for Trouble
by Jane Allin. PDF, 12 pp »

Racing Babies: Are 2 Year Olds Too Young?
by Jane Allin. PDF, 30 pp »

Milk of Death: The Dark Side of the Nurse Mare Industry
by Jane Allin. PDF, 4 pp »

The Chemical Horse, 2nd Ed. (with updated links as of 1/30/2020) »
by Jane Allin. See also 1st Ed. PDF, 46 pp »

Forgotten Side of the Salix Debate: The Calcium Connection
by Jane Allin. PDF, 9 pp »

Horse Racing in America: A Spectacle of Cheaters, Liars and Dopers
by Jane Allin. PDF, 16 pp »

Racing: Shades of Grey and Triangle of Deceit
by Jane Allin. PDF, 9 pp »

I’ll Have Another . . . Shockwave Therapy Please
by Jane Allin. PDF, 6 pp »

Ground Matters: God’s Dirt Versus Man-Made Synthetic
by Jane Allin. PDF, 37 pp »

Blood Money: Salix and Beyond — Part 1, the Blood »
Blood Money: Salix and Beyond — Part 2, the Money »
by Jane Allin, Tuesday’s Horse.

Racing Through the Slaughter Pipeline
by Jane Allin. PDF, 27 pp »

See also . . .

“Where Would All the Horses Go?”
by John Hettinger. PDF, 4 pp »


Track personnel try to hold down Eight Belles as jockey Gabriel Saez walks past following the running of the 134th Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Eight Belles was euthanized after breaking both front ankles following a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Track personnel try to hold down Eight Belles as jockey Gabriel Saez walks away following the running of the 134th Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Eight Belles was euthanized after breaking both front ankles following a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

Racehorse Fatality Reports

— Australia

HORSE RACING KILLS. Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses collects data from the stewards reports from every state and territory in Australia, compiling a detailed report of the horses who have died in racing and the reasons why — something that is not made available to the public each year by the industry itself — Since 2016. See https://horseracingkills.com/issues/deathwatch/ »

— Great Britain

RACEHORSE DEATH WATCH. Animal Aid’s Race Horse Death Watch was launched during the 2007 Cheltenham Festival. Its purpose is to expose and record every on-course Thoroughbred fatality in Britain. See https://www.horsedeathwatch.com/ »

— United States

HORSE RACING WRONGS. Consistent reporting of racehorse deaths at US tracks — Since 2013. See https://horseracingwrongs.org/ »

RACEHORSE MEMORIAL WALL. Remembering the valiant horses who have perished in service to the Sport of Kings at US tracks — Since 2005. See http://racehorsememorialwall.blogspot.com/ »


— HORSE SLAUGHTER

Horses unloaded for slaughter in Mexico. Kathy Milani / HSUS.

Horse Slaughter Export Numbers

•  CFIA Annual Horse Meat Exports from Canada »
•  USDA Weekly Live Horse Exports to Mexico »
•  USDA Monthly Live Horse Exports to Canada and Japan »
•  USDA Weekly Domestic Slaughter Figures »  Column under horses should be zero.

— Related Article

• AVMA — Horse Slaughter Exports to Mexico Decrease (2019 stats; report dated Feb. 26, 2020) »


Slaughterbound horses in a trailer heading across the US border to Canada. Image source: Unknown.
Slaughterbound horses in a trailer heading across the US border to Canada. Image source: Unspecified.

March Against Horse Slaughter 2020 | by Jane Allin

Horse slaughter and horse meat production worldwide — Introduction

Horse slaughter and horse meat production — A global perspective

Top 10 countries ranked by horses slaughtered and horse meat production — 2018

Top 10 importers and exporters of horse meat worldwide

Canada’s Horse Slaughter Plants and U.S. Ports of Entry


Toxins in Horse Meat

• Drugs Banned in Slaughter Horses, PDF, 3 pp (Remains Current 2/20/20) »

• Eating Horses — The Disquieting Truth About Toxic Horse Meat
by Jane Allin. PDF, 16 pp »

EU Bans Horse Meat from Mexico, January 2015 »

Toxicology Study: Bute And Slaughter Horses by Drs. Nicholas Dodman, Nicolas Blondeau and Ann M. Marini; February 2010. PDF, 5 pp »
Description: Decades of USDA studies asserting US and Canadian horse meat as chemically harmless have been branded as bogus by this new peer reviewed scientific study.


Golden Capitol Hill Dome against deep blue sky. Getty Images.

Horse Slaughter Legislative Timeline

Detailed history of State and Federal attempts to ban the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption. Linked by year. It all began in California in 1998 . . .


YEARSSESSION OF CONGRESS
1998 2002 Includes 107th U.S. Congress
20032004 Includes 108th U.S. Congress
20052006 Includes 109th U.S. Congress
20072008Includes 110th U.S. Congress
20092010 Includes 111th U.S. Congress
20112012 Includes 112th U.S. Congress
20132014 Includes 113th U.S. Congress
20152016Includes 114th U.S. Congress
20172018Includes 115th U.S. Congress
2019 — 2020Includes 116th U.S. Congress
Compiled by Vivian Grant and Jane Allin

When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town, 3rd Edition (March 2012)

JANE ALLIN, Research Analyst and Author | VIVIAN GRANT, Contributing Editor

PLEASE NOTE: This is a highly valuable document with a wealth of information. It was relied on by lawmakers, elected officials, business people, community leaders, horse advocates and the public at large. It was instrumental in ending horse slaughter for human consumption on U.S. soil. If you are new to this issue, it is a must read, especially for the serious activist. Read it now »


— HORSE TRIPPING

Scene from a Mexican Style Rodeo event called horse tripping, which made its way into the United States. Unattributed Image.

U.S. States Where Horse Tripping Has Been Made Illegal (with citations)

by Vivian Grant | View it here  »


— PREMARIN® HORSES

Premarin foals. By Vivian Grant Farrell..
Premarin foals by Vivian Grant

Alternatives to Drugs Made with Pregnant Mare’s Urine

Including Premarin®, Prempro®, Premphase® and Duavee®

Read it here on our website »

Premarin® Timeline

by JANE ALLIN and VIVIAN GRANT

1686-1998 | 2001-2009 | 2010| 2011| 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Premarin® Articles by Jane Allin | Tuesday’s Horse

2019

• “Premarin Horses and China“, Tuesday’s Horse, Jun 21, 2019

2018

• “Premarin, doctors and conjugated equine estrogens“, Tuesday’s Horse, Oct 8, 2018

2017

• “New study damns results of WHI report on Premarin family of drugs“, Tuesday’s Horse, October 10, 2017

• “AMAG snaps up rights to new med Intrarosa to compete with Pfizer’s Premarin® vaginal cream“, Tuesday’s Horse, Feb 16, 2017

• “Angelina Jolie and her choice of bio-identical hormone therapy“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 31, 2015.

Distinguishing between bio-identical hormones and ones made with pregnant mare’s urine, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 19, 2017

2016

• “Turn your back on Premarin type drugs and seek alternatives for symptoms of menopause“, Tuesday’s Horse, Oct 28, 2016

• “Breast cancer, menopause and yes, rhubarb“, Tuesday’s Horse, Oct 14, 2016

2015

• “FDA-Approved Alternatives to Premarin Derivatives – are they safer?“, Tuesday’s Horse, Nov 10, 2015

• “Pfizer continues to promote conjugated equine estrogen drugs based on flawed, antiquated science“, Tuesday’s Horse, Feb 2, 2015

2014

• “The Quest for a Generic Premarin®—A Bitter Pill to Swallow“, Tuesday’s Horse, Nov 14, 2014

• “Pfizer fights for more protection for their new combo drug Duavee – But why?, Tuesday’s Horse, Nov 10, 2014

• “Pushing Premarin: Big Pharma, Big Bucks“, Part 1, Tuesday’s Horse, Jul 23, 2014

• “Pushing Premarin: Big Pharma, Big Bucks“, Part 2, Tuesday’s Horse, Jul 24, 2014

• “Pushing Premarin: Big Pharma, Big Bucks“, Part 3, Tuesday’s Horse, Jul 25, 2014

• “Daughters of Premarin®: The Generics“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 27, 2014

• “Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars?, Part 1“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 18, 2014

• “Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars?, Part 2“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 19, 2014

• “Premarin Horses: How many does it take to make a billion dollars? Part 3“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 22, 2014

2013

• “Tell doctors not to prescribe Premarin’s new sister drug Duavee“, Tuesday’s Horse, Nov 20, 2013

• “Big Pharma wins again: FDA approves Aprela under new nameTuesday’s Horse, Nov 8, 2013

• “Aprela® — the making of a new pregnant mare’s urine drug“, Tuesday’s Horse, Sep 26, 2013

• “FDA rejects possible Premarin replacement drugs“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 29, 2013

2012

• “Pfizer pharms and Premarin generics: who’s tapping whose PMUs?“, Tuesday’s Horse, Jun 7, 2012

• “Pfizer consigns PMU horses to killing fields of Asia“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 31, 2012

• “Alternatives to the Premarin family of drugs in the treatment of menopausal symptoms“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 28, 2012

• “Int’l Fund for Horses calls on Pfizer to find alternative to Premarin like drugs“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 15, 2012

• “Premarin and Prempro: The consequences of deception – A litany of litigation“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 10, 2012

• “Trace the history of Premarin with this revealing timeline“, Tuesday’s Horse, Mar 5, 2012

2011

• “Calling the Kettle Black: Pfizer the Horrible“, Tuesday’s Horse, Jun 29, 2011

2010

• “Premarin Mares and Foals: Aprela, the Lesser Evil?“, Tuesday’s Horse, Apr 20, 2010

• “Wyeth wins, horses lose, in the Premarin® drug sales sweepstakes“, Tuesday’s Horse, Apr 7, 2010


— VEGAN INFORMATION

Image by Plant Based News

Could Veganism End World Hunger?“, by Michael Chatham, Sep 1, 2014

See alsoAdvocate From Your Plate®” and “Horses Are Not “Its” by Fund for Horses Founding President, Vivian Grant


THF 2019 Logo. ©The Horse Fund.

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