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  • Majority of Voters Don’t want Confirmation

    09/23/2018 6:36:16 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | FoxNews Poll
    Voter support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation is down as more voters believe her than him.
  • Groundbreaking case of horse suing ex-owner now in judge's hands

    09/14/2018 12:57:24 PM PDT · by Rio · 35 replies
    Oregonlive.com ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aimee Green
    Animal rights activists on Friday asked a Washington County judge to make a ruling that would be the first of its kind in the nation: Allow a once-neglected and severely malnourished horse to sue its owner.
  • North Carolina’s wild horses expected to survive hurricane

    09/11/2018 9:12:53 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies
    http://www.fayobserver.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | Denise Lavoie
    For many vacationers on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a trip there is not complete without at least catching a glimpse of the majestic wild horses that roam the islands. As Hurricane Florence approaches, many are expressing concern about how the horses will fare during the powerful Category 4 storm. The Facebook page of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund was peppered with comments from worried tourists and residents. “Thinking of all of the horses as Florence approaches. ... Praying for their safety,” wrote one concerned woman. “Prayers for protection from the storm for these beautiful animals & the young foals,” wrote...
  • Scientists want to clone this extinct, frozen prehistoric horse

    09/06/2018 11:25:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 6, 2018 | James Rogers
    Scientists are analyzing the perfectly preserved remains of a prehistoric horse in a bid to clone the now-extinct animal. Recently discovered in permafrost in the Siberian region of Yakutia, the skin, hair, hooves and tail of the carcass are all preserved. The remains are estimated to be 30,000 to 40,000 years old. Experts believe that the foal was about 2 months old when it died. Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in the regional capital of Yakutsk, was surprised to see the perfect state of the find. He noted it's the best-preserved ancient foal found to date. The Siberian...
  • Scientists take samples in bid to clone extinct ancient foal as ‘first step’ to ...woolly mammoth

    09/05/2018 6:52:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The frozen carcass of the dark-brown baby horse is from an extinct species is up to 40,000 years old, and the animal was perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost in the Batagai crater in Yakutia, the coldest region in Russia. Leading researcher of the laboratory of Mammoth Museum Dr Semyon Grigoriev said: 'Fortunately, the animal's muscle tissues were undamaged and well preserved, so we managed to get samples of this unique find for biotechnology research.' South Korean cloning expert Professor Hwang Woo Suk, currently in Yakutsk, told The Siberian Times that a joint bid is underway to find a living...
  • 40,000-yo foal unearthed in Siberia’s ‘Gateway to the Underworld’ in perfect condition

    08/13/2018 1:53:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    RT ^ | Edited time: 13 Aug, 2018 17:45 | staff
    © North-Eastern Federal University ==================================================================== A three-month-old horse that lived up to 40,000 years ago has been discovered in the mysterious Batagai depression in Russia’s Yakutia region, nicknamed the ‘Gateway to the Underworld.’ The North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk published the first photo of the “unique” discovery, which was made together with scientists from Kindai University in Japan along with a crew from Fuji TV. The horse was unearthed in perfect condition with its mane, tail and hair well preserved, as it was trapped in the permafrost for 30,000-40,000 years, scientists say. The discovery can help scientists to learn...
  • BHA Adds Result Verification Procedure (UK Photo Finish Result Overturned)

    07/09/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 8 replies
    The British Horseracing Authority has instituted an additional results verification procedure after a wrong result was posted at Kempton in March. In that instance, an official result was later reversed after a photo finish was more closely examined and the result found to be incorrect. The process, which has been trialled extensively since March, means that an additional line of verification is now in place before the ‘weighed in’ signal is given, whereby the stipendiary stewards on duty are required to verify the finishing order of the winning and placed horses. Should there be a query, a signal is given...
  • Belmont controversy erupts: Did alliance ensure a Justify victory?

    06/11/2018 6:04:42 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2018 | Tom Pedulla
    Justify’s emergence as the only undefeated Triple Crown champion after Seattle Slew and the 13th horse overall to complete the rare sweep went from a feel-good story to one awash in controversy on Sunday. Queens native Mike Repole, co-owner of fourth-place Vino Rosso and last-place Noble Indy in the field of 10, hopes Belmont Park stewards will question jockey Florent Geroux about his handling of Restoring Hope, Justify’s stablemate, for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
  • A Secretive Owner of Triple-Crown Contender Justify: George Soros

    06/07/2018 9:42:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.nytimes.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | By Melissa Hoppert and Matthew Goldstein
    If the strapping chestnut colt Justify wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become just the 13th horse in history to claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, two of the three groups that have an ownership stake in the horse’s breeding rights will be front and center during the celebration. WinStar Farm, one of North America’s leading thoroughbred racing and breeding operations, owns 60 percent of Justify’s breeding rights. China Horse Club owns 25 percent. A third group, a secretive entity that holds the remaining 15 percent, will remain out of the spotlight because it vigorously avoids any public attention. It...
  • The racism at the rink

    05/10/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | May 10, 2018 | by Bob Collins
    Hockey is a sport played mostly by white people, and that’s just the way too many hockey fans want to keep it. As more African Americans move into professional hockey, they provide a barometer of just how rooted in racism the sport still is. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Ontario Hockey League’s boss was so concerned about threats against a black player during a playoff series that he requested a police escort to help get Givani Smith of the Kitchener Rangers to a playoff game, the New York Times reports. Smith, a draftee of the Detroit Red Wings, had scored...
  • The Kentucky Derby Favorite Is Seeking to Outrun a Ghost

    05/04/2018 7:20:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 05/04/2018 | By Jim Chairusmi
    The Curse of Apollo has lasted for 136 years, but Justify has a strong chance to make history by winning the Run for the Roses after not racing as a 2-year-old LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Bob Baffert is a four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer with a stable full of champion thoroughbreds, most recently sweeping the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. He often works with the sport’s best horses, so it wasn’t particularly noteworthy when a young colt named Justify entered his barn late last year. “I just can’t remember offhand,” Baffert said last month about his earliest memories of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby...
  • El Monte firefighters rescue inverted equine from ditch (Milpitas, CA)

    04/19/2018 9:52:25 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 4/18/18 | Megan V. Winslow
    In the seven years since the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s El Monte Fire Station crew first assembled its cache of large-animal rescue equipment, firefighters have employed it for jobs ranging from extracting a deer from a fence to helping an immobile horse with cancer access medical treatment. On Easter firefighters faced their most challenging animal rescue operation: liberating an upside-down, 900-pound Arabian mare from a drainage ditch. Firefighter engineer Jeff Brown and Capt. Matthew Maxson are among the El Monte Fire Station firefighters credited with helping to save the horse. The emergency call came at approximately 6:15 p.m. April...
  • Horse meat ban praised by animal-rights activists, but it’s only temporary

    03/29/2018 10:55:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.dallasnews.com ^ | 03-29-2018 | Nicole Cobler
    WASHINGTON — Horse meat production won’t resume in the U.S. anytime soon, a victory for animal-rights advocates under the spending bill signed last week by President Donald Trump. The $1.3 trillion spending deal, which funds the government through September, renewed the country’s horse slaughter ban. Just months ago, animal-rights activists feared the ban could be in jeopardy. The measure includes language that prohibits the U.S. Department of Agriculture from spending money on inspecting horse slaughter facilities. Without inspections, horse slaughter plants can’t operate, so they’ll remain closed as they have for more than a decade. “I think we’re all kind...
  • Miami Beach revokes club’s business license after horse brought onto dance floor

    03/10/2018 11:50:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rosh Lowe and Jessica Holly
    Miami Beach city officials have revoked the business license for a nightclub after a woman brought a horse onto a crowded dance floor, Wednesday. Video posted on social media by Miami Beach Police Friday morning shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse inside the Mokai Lounge, located at 235 23rd St. People were standing around before the horse became startled. The horse bucked, causing the woman to fall off. This was supposed to be the night’s entertainment, but speaking with reporters on Friday, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber had a less flattering take on the spectacle. “Insane stupidity,”...
  • Wild horses facing slaughter after US government proposes new regulations

    01/23/2018 7:37:02 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 23 2018 | Gloria Riviera SHANNON CRAWFORD JAKE LEFFERMAN Lauren Effron
    A wild mustang charging across an open plain is a symbol of the untamed majesty of nature. But the predators chasing these horses are anything but natural. Controversy has broken out over the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) practice of using helicopters to herd horses off public lands and sometimes permanently put them into holding facilities in an effort to control their population. "Sometimes these horses get stampeded for miles and miles," said Simone Netherlands, an animal rights activist and a spokesperson for the American Wild Horse Campaign. Now the government is considering culling these animals for the first...
  • French president offers Chinese leader Xi special gift horse

    01/09/2018 6:45:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 2:48 PM EST
    French President Emmanuel Macron has offered a very special gift to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during his trip to China — a horse from France’s famed Garde Républicaine. The nine-year-old gelding bred in Normandy, named Vesuve de Brekka, is trained and ready for use. […] The tweet says the horse is “a symbol of our friendship.” Macron hopes for big things in return. On Tuesday, the second day of his visit, Macron said the two nations should “settle on an economic and geopolitical plan for the affairs of our world.” …
  • Dog takes capricious horse to water, and makes her drink even when its minus 50C

    12/15/2017 10:43:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 05 December 2017
    Dog takes capricious horse to water, and makes her drink even when its minus 50C By The Siberian Times reporter 05 December 2017 Even in the intense cold, animals need to drink, but shaggy horse Kunduchene refuses to budge, unless escorted by Umka. Umka the dog with Kunduchene the horse. Picture: Sakha Press The unusual scene is from Dyupsya village in Ust-Aldan district of Yakutia, the largest and coldest region in Russia, also known as Sakha Republic. One of the oldest sayings in English is: 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.' But Umka...
  • Elite thoroughbred race horses killed in California wildfire....B^(

    12/08/2017 8:02:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.yahoo.com ^ | December 8, 2017 | ANDREW DALTON and JULIE WATSON
    Hundreds of elite thoroughbred race horses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California's major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County. Not all made it. There was no official count of how many animals were killed in the hazy confusion as both horses and humans evacuated, but trainers at San Luis Rey Downs estimated that at least a dozen had died, possibly far more. Horses worth hundreds of thousands of dollars who are usually carefully walked from place to place were simply set free and encouraged to run away as flames engulfed the center near...
  • Mariah mail delivery by horse

    11/09/2017 10:48:35 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    CGTN ^ | 9 Nov 2017
    Chinese e-commerce companies are gaining in popularity in Russia. Mariah is the only delivery driver in a small town near Moscow and both she and the post office are stretched to capacity handling all the deliveries coming in from China. But without a van, she has to saddle up her horse
  • Horse Finishes Ahead of His Mirror Image (VANITY)

    09/14/2017 2:28:53 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 31 replies
    Sept 14, 2017
    I don't think I've ever seen something like this ML/NJ