Israel bans the importation of donkeys into Gaza because they are abused there

Gazan donkey

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Washington Post reports that Israel has banned the importation of the much-needed donkeys into Gaza because animal welfare groups have told them that Gaza donkeys are treated very badly. That’s the report and it seems to me that Israel are trying …

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Sicilian Prince saves royal horse breed ‘Persano’ from extinction

Persano horse ridden by Prince Alduino who saved the breed from extinction

Ferrari’s prancing horse emblem was inspired by the Royal horse breed called the Persano. This is a breed known for its fighting spirit. But it almost died out completely; almost became extinct but has been saved by Sicilian Prince Prince Alduino Ventimiglia di Monteforte. Alduino …

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Foxhunting teacher said that she had to chastise a pony by hitting him in the face

Woman foxhunter slaps horse in face and kicks it as it was uncooperative

This page has been updated as the jury’s verdict has come in: she has been acquitted. Her post-trial statement is on video at the base of the article. She said that the damage caused by a “trial by social media” is “irreversible” and that she …

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Horses can tell when we are happy or sad by our facial expression and voice

Horses recognise when we are happy or sad

A scientific study recently published online conducted by researchers from the University of Turku in Finland, concluded that horses can distinguish between the human facial expressions of sadness and joy and they can combine that visual appreciation with the sound of our voice. The study …

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Obese riders are hurting horses!

Obese riders are hurting horses

It seems that the human obesity epidemic is hurting horses as well as the obese people themselves. Yes, obesity causes a lot of problems including burdening the NHS in the UK with a ton of associated health issues costing billions in pounds. The Times reports …

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