They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.
Horse racing Triple Crown contender California Chrome had some small but very dangerous company on the race track last week.
The three-year-old colt has worn a srip during the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and every race during this current six race winning spree, but could have been held from the June 7 Belmont Stakes in New York if not allowed to wear the strips across his nose that helps improve breathing.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County is offering $1,000 for information in a case of horse abuse discovered last weekend.
Following our series of reports, Golden Gate Fields has launched a landmark new program to make sure retired racehorses avoid an all too common fate: ending up on someone’s dinner plate.
A horse trapped inside a brick-lined well in San Rafael came close to drowning before rescue crews managed to pull it out.
Animal Services personnel are looking for the owner of a pony found wandering in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
A Windsor man was sentenced Friday to three years’ informal probation and 200 hours of community service in Sonoma County Superior Court in connection with the death of a retired thoroughbred racehorse on his property in 2010.
The USDA said it will increase inspections of imported beef, in the midst of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. So far, none of the tainted products have made it to the United States. But the scandal is renewing efforts to ban American horse slaughter.
This week’s Jefferson award winner learned a love of animals growing up in Wyoming. So it’s not hard to understand why she didn’t hesitate when she found horses in trouble here in the Bay Area.