Horses and Cattle
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 1993:
Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-New York) have reintroduced the Downed Animal Protection Act, as S. 367 and H.R. 559, which would require stockyards to promptly euthanize sick and injured animals. Support for the measure may be addressed to Senators and Congressional Representatives.
The American Horse Protection Association’s sixth annual training seminar for equine cruelty investiga-
tors will be held May 20-21 at College Park, Maryland. Get details from Ellen Foysyth, 202-965-0500.
Norma Bearcroft, president of the Canadian Wild Horse Society, has asked members to approve a resolution to disband the struggling group by year’s end.
Two horses were killed and two exercise rid-
ers hurt in three accidents at the Pimlico Race Course
(near Baltimore) during the first five days of April. One
horse was electrocuted when a loose cable touched the
starting gate, while two others tripped, throwing their
mounts. For All, a seven-year-old gelding, was unin-
jured, but rider Kathy Driscoll suffered a broken back
and serious internal bleeding. Alaska Bound, a three-
year-old gelding, broke a leg and was destroyed.
Quebec harness racing trainers warned at a
March 23 press conference that the proposed opening of
casinos in Montreal would kill the financially troubled
Blue Bonnets raceway.
Point-to-point racing, a form of participant
competition evolved out of fox hunting, now draws as
many as 3,000 people to meets in Great Britain (usually
sponsored as fundraisers by hunting clubs), even as the
popularity of fox hunting itself declines.