Last week’s headlines from around the globe… straight from the horse’s mouth.
February 12 ~ NY Daily News reports that a Pa. man has been charged with recklessly endangering another person, cruelty to animals, and firing into an occupied vehicle after fatally shooting an Amish buggy horse.
February 14 ~ ABC News reports a New Mexico horse racing regulators are disciplining a trainer because four horses tested positive last July at Ruidoso Downs for a prohibited drug that’s an ingredient of Viagra.
February 14 ~ New York Post reports actor Liam Neeson is in support of NYC carriage horses. “Central Park’s horses, he says, are among the most regulated animals in America, with regular vet checkups and five weeks annual vacation (“How many people get that much time off?” he asks). And he notes the mayor has declined an invitation to visit the stables.”
February 15 ~ Elko Daily Free Press reports a federal agency’s advisory board agreed last week to encourage the Bureau of Land Management to gather and sell excess wild horses, as an emergency response to drought.