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Jefferson Award winner Vicki Sims Whitney (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Finds Haven For Discarded Horses

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.

04/18/2013

New Macho Man, a two-year-old thoroughbred, ended up on the auction block after being injured at Golden Gate Fields. He was saved by the group Auction Horses Rescue. (CBS)

Golden Gate Fields Investigating How Horse Went Up For Auction

A Bay Area race track is investigating why one of its thoroughbreds ended up on the auction block, where horses are at risk of being sent to slaughter.

04/05/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Calif. Race Tracks, Rescue Groups Take Action Against Horsemeat Trade

California horses are supposed to be protected by law from slaughter for human consumption. Yet many still end up in the slaughter pipeline, including thoroughbreds. That’s why some race tracks are taking protective action.

02/12/2013

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Undercover Investigation Reveals Little Oversight At California Horse Auctions

Americans don’t eat horsemeat, but we do export horses for slaughter. Most end up on dining tables in Europe and China. While California is one of the few states that bans the exports, some activists have said the ban isn’t working.

02/12/2013

Animal Update: Soaring In The Walking Horse Industry

In the walking and performance horse industry, there is some controversy over the use of a technique known as “soaring.”

01/07/2013

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TTYM: A ‘Bear’ Naked Tweet, A NASCAR Brawl And No Horsing Around For Berry

What one thing terrifies the NFL’s Eric Berry on the field? Ndamukong Suh’s personal hygiene is more important than you.. And find out how soccer sensation Hope Solo and former Seattle Seahawk Jerramy Stevens spent their […]

11/16/2012

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American Canyon Girl Killed After Being Bucked Off Horse

An American Canyon girl died Monday while horseback riding outside city limits in unincorporated Napa County, a sheriff’s captain said.

10/10/2012

18-month-old Charlie was set to be put down after attacking a police horse at San Francisco's Crissy Field. (Owner David Gizzarelli/SFist)

Owner Battles Dog Death Sentence After SF Crissy Field Horse Attack

The owner of a dog that chased and attacked a United States Park Police horse at San Francisco’s Crissy Field appears to have won a partial victory in his fight against an order to put the dog down.

09/10/2012

Photo credit: Isabellafarms.org

Best Places To Go Horseback Riding In the Bay Area

In this modern, mechanized age, it’s easy to forget the living, breathing beasts of burden Americans used to love so much. Horseback riding allows the every day city dweller to live dormant cowboy dreams and connect with nature directly. Return to the days of cowboy yore at some of the best horseback riding places in the Bay area.

04/06/2012

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Ex-Olympic Equestrian Accused Of Horse Abuse In Sonoma County

A former Olympic-level equestrian faces an animal cruelty charge for allegedly starving at least one of her horses.

12/28/2011

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