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Equine Euthanasia
30th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
This is a topic that is difficult to discuss. But, it’s something that horse owners should educate themselves about. When we take on the responsibility for any animal’s life, in my opinion anyway, we also must accept the responsibility for its death and make that death as stress ...
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US House and Senate at Odds on Horse Slaughter
27th Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
The FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill has been passed by the United States Senate Appropriations Committee with a provision to continue the ban on horses and donkeys being slaughtered for human consumption. There will be no funding for U.S.D.A. inspectors to inspect horse sla ...
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News From the Horse World
28th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The state of Arizona has been hit with an intense drought. As a result, wild horses have been the victims. This spring, about 180 horses died after becoming caught in the mud of a stock pond where they tried to find water. Weakened by starvation and dehydration, the horses were u ...
Horse Identification Records and Templates
26th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Every year companion animals go missing and are lost forever to their owner. This includes horses. Search stolen horses sold at auction and you’ll get many results that go to stories about horses that were sent for slaughter unknown to their owner. ...
Good News in the Horse World
6th May 2018   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
Is it all bad news? Sometimes it feels like it. But, it really isn’t. There’s lots of good news out there. And, some of it is horse news. ...
Wild Horses Safe For now
5th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There is good news, at least temporarily, for those who are against the culling of wild horses in the American west. Last July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to remove from Interior Department budget passages outlining the banning of wild horse culls. Since then, wild ...
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Horse Buns and Sweet Feed
20th Mar 2018   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
So many news stories appear on feeds that just leave you shaking your head. Thieves, abusers and bad choices deserve large helpings of fresh horse buns. But, there are stories that help renew your faith that not everything is awful. Sweet feed to those good people that just go on ...
Top Horse Stories of 2017
31st Dec 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
2017 has proved to be a very ‘news full’ year. Certainly not a lot of the news centered around horses, but the machinations of the government have affected the laws and resources that affect the equestrian community. And there was the weather. And people, interesting and well, pe ...
Horses And Donkeys Killed For Cosmetic
30th Sep 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Animal-based products are not unusual in most cosmetic products. And there isn’t an easy way to find out just what kind of animals are used. Even with meat removed, there is still a lot left of a horse after slaughter. Often, the rest of the carcass goes for fertilizer. But, ofte ...
Horse Slaughter in Canada
26th Aug 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
The horse slaughter industry in Canada, according to 2016 statistics brings in about $80 million dollars in exports. That represents about 12 million kilograms of meat (26,000,000 lbs) or about 65,000 horses earmarking Canada as a world leader in horse meat exports. There is a sm ...
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Horse Slaughter Ban to be Lifted in US
25th Jul 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
But since the new U.S. President took office back in November of 2016, there has been speculation that the bill that ended horse slaughter would be repealed. It now looks that looks like it may actually happen. ...
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Uses of Leather Made From Horse Hides
22nd Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Most of us find the idea of eating a horse rather repelling. But what about wearing one, covering your couch or car seat with one, or slinging a piece of horse over your shoulder? Horsehide products are a by-product of the horse meat industry, the skins may also be harvested when ...
How to Be A Responsible Horse Owner
28th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Most of us learn about horse care so we can take good care of our horses. But, we also have a responsibility to other horse owners and the non-horse owning public. Most of those responsibilities look like good horse care. But in reality, they benefit many people, including non-ho ...
Where Kill Buyers Get Horses
30th Dec 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
So where are these buyers likely to be found? There are quite a number or auction houses in North America where trucks leave filled with horses bound for slaughter. Here is a look at some of the larger auctions where kill buyers frequent. ...
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What Does Trump Administration Mean for Horses
27th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The party that won made no mention of animal welfare during the lead up to the election. That may not be a bad sign. But more worrying is that there are no animal advocates within the government on the horizon. Quite the opposite in fact. Amongst those in line for key positions a ...
What You Need to Know Before Giving Your Horse Away
29th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
An Ontario woman learned the hard way that not everyone in the horse world is as good as their word. After giving her horse to another woman who promised to care for him, the horse disappeared. The owner kept the horse’s papers in case the arrangement didn’t work out and she need ...
Horse Blood Farming
26th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse blood serum was formerly used as a carrier for human vaccines, but because some people developed sensitivities to the product, horse blood serum is no longer be used in humans. However, horse blood serum is still used in the production of vaccines for pigs, horses, cattle a ...
2017 Canada Horse Slaughter Regulation Changes
24th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Since U.S. federal laws were enacted almost a decade ago, the slaughter of horses has been illegal. But that doesn’t mean that U.S. horses haven’t been ending up on the dinner plates of European and Japanese consumers during that time. Thousands of horses have been sold across th ...
Recent News Worthy Horse Abusers
17th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Just when you thought it was quiet, a brand new bunch of abusers are making headlines in the horse world. Stories of race horse drugging, soring, slaughter and other abuse seem to just go on and on. Some stories though, seem to reveal a new level of stupid, or sad. Here’s a few p ...
Operation Gelding
23rd Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Lots of people talk about the problem of unwanted horses, but it seems there really isn’t a lot being done about the problem. The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a group of horse lovers that aren’t just talking, they’re doing. The Unwanted Horse Coalition was formed in 2005, and sinc ...
The Australian Brumby
21st Apr 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Those of us who live in North America sometimes neglect that there are other feral horses whose management brings about the same contentious issues as we see in Canada and America. Just like Mustangs, many, including some Governmental and environmental agencies see the Brumbies o ...
Going to Work in the Dark - The Story of the Pit Pony
17th Apr 2016   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
When you think of pit ponies often images of 19th century coal mines springs to view – dark and damp, with sooty, stale air dull on the tongue. But pit ponies were still in service well into the 20th century. In fact – the last recorded colliery horse was removed from underground ...
Horse Slaughter in US for Human Consumption
17th Feb 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
You get the feeling that despite legislation that should have wiped out horse slaughter in the U.S., the issue never really seems to go away. Most of you know that back in 2007 rules were changed so that there was no funding for slaughter plants to have horses inspected by govern ...
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The BLM and Mustang Population Control
27th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In the year 1492, horses returned to the Americas after an absence of several thousand years. These horses arrived in the holds of the first ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Europe. Today, there are still feral herds roaming North America that carry the blood of those sturd ...
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Solving the Problem of Unwanted Horses
3rd Nov 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I think it’s agreed in the horse community that unwanted horses are a problem. A University of Minnesota publication claims there are 92,000 to 138,000 unwanted horses in the U.S., based on the number of horses previously sent to slaughter. These numbers are from 2011, and in fac ...
The Tangled Web of Horse Cruelty
4th Oct 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Burnings, beatings, torture, soring: these things are obvious cruelty. One would like to think that the ASPCA, The RSPCA and others had the ability to intervene, save horses and provide law enforcement with the information to prosecute the offenders. But, the ideal scenario and t ...
Countries Where Foals Are Bred For Horsemeat
12th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
We may dislike it, but there are still many people who eat horse meat. A few years ago, I interviewed a woman from Malta who was living in Britain. When I asked her what she missed, she said the beauty of the island and her mother serving horse meat. For her, horse meat was a tas ...
100,000 Horses Transported To Canada For Slaughter
31st Aug 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
We’re a few years down the road since the laws that made horse slaughter illegal came into effect. Since 2007, with brief exceptions, horse slaughter plants have closed in the U.S. The majority of the U.S. population agrees that horses are companion animals, and are not meant for ...
Three Places to Adopt Wild Horses
9th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The last Wednesday of July marked the 89th Chincoteague Pony Swim. This event was made famous by Marguerite Henry’s book “Misty of Chincoteague Island." A few days before the swim, the ponies of Assateague Island were rounded up and moved to pens on the south end of the island. T ...
Backyard Breeders Blamed For Spike In Equine Population
6th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
After the economic downturn a few years ago, and laws being put in place to prevent meat processing plants from slaughtering horses, the problem of what to do with unwanted horses came to the forefront. Many argued, and rightly so in my opinion, that the problem isn't what to do ...
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