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#Horses

Day at the Races: How do jockeys choose their bright colours?

Your guide to getting the most out of the Races.

From TheJournal.ie Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA Horsemeat Scandal

Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA

The society say that horses which may illegally have found their way into the food chain before are now being left to fend for themselves.

From The42 A very stupid man decided to run with the horses at Leicester Races yesterday Crazy

A very stupid man decided to run with the horses at Leicester Races yesterday

The individual in question is likely to be severely reprimanded for his actions.

From TheJournal.ie How many horses has your council seized this year? Animal Welfare

How many horses has your council seized this year?

More than 2,400 horses have been seized in the first half of this year.

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,000 horses killed for consumption in 3 months Agriculture

More than 2,000 horses killed for consumption in 3 months

Last year, a total of 10,711 horses were slaughtered.

From TheJournal.ie Anger after 4 foaling mares are put down in Kilkenny despite offers of homes Animal Welfare

Anger after 4 foaling mares are put down in Kilkenny despite offers of homes

Pauline Doyle said her offer to rehome the horses was ignored.

This Dublin shop has banned a rather unusual type of customer

Can you come in? Neigh.

From TheJournal.ie Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm Day Trip

Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm

‘Her Majesty said it was around here somewhere…’

From TheJournal.ie Emaciated ex-racehorse dumped in field left to die finds new home Animal Cruelty

Emaciated ex-racehorse dumped in field left to die finds new home

The case of Forest is common one, said the ISPCA who will be talking about Forest and animal cruelty on RTE’s Prime Time this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Group raises €2k in one day to save seven ponies from being put down Dungarvan This post contains images

Group raises €2k in one day to save seven ponies from being put down

The animals had been put into a pound after being released from a field in Dungarvan.

From TheJournal.ie Update: Volunteers have two more days to raise funds to save eight horses Animal Welfare

Update: Volunteers have two more days to raise funds to save eight horses

A local volunteer group had been caring for the horses, locked in a field in Dungarvan, since last month.

From TheJournal.ie DSPCA hits out at unauthorised Dublin horse market Animal Welfare

DSPCA hits out at unauthorised Dublin horse market

Over 100 horses were reported to have been at the site in Clondalkin.

From TheJournal.ie Horses in Dublin estate starved, beaten and mowed down by quad bikes Abuse

Horses in Dublin estate starved, beaten and mowed down by quad bikes

*WARNING* This story contains a very graphic image that some people may find disturbing.

From The42 My Tent ready for Cheltenham after all-weather win Cheltfest14

My Tent ready for Cheltenham after all-weather win

Trainer Nicky Henderson was pleased with his weekend’s work ahead of next month’s festival in the Cotswolds.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Horse sheds at animal sanctuary 'crushed like paper' in storm Destruction This post contains images

PICS: Horse sheds at animal sanctuary 'crushed like paper' in storm

Volunteers rushed to move all of the terrified animals to safety yesterday, but the shelter will now need significant funds to repair the damage.

From TheJournal.ie Hay drive begins to help save "deluge" of dumped horses Neglected

Hay drive begins to help save "deluge" of dumped horses

The ISPCA is urgently asking Irish people to donate money to buy hay and feed a neglected horse.

From TheJournal.ie Dog bites horse, woman brought to court Animal World

Dog bites horse, woman brought to court

The police horse sustained injuries but they are not thought to be career threatening.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers: 18,000 'useless' horses must be slaughtered to help end crisis Horse Welfare

Farmers: 18,000 'useless' horses must be slaughtered to help end crisis

The United Farmers Association has refuted Minister Coveney’s claim that there is not a major horse welfare problem in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year Crackdown

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year

At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.

The foal left behind after his mother was beaten to death has a new home

There is a happy ending for this poor little guy.

From TheJournal.ie 21 people arrested in French horsemeat probe Sanofi

21 people arrested in French horsemeat probe

This case follows claims that horsemeat which was used to manufacture anti-rabies serum ended up in food chain.

From The42 Irish trainer Butler appeals against five-year doping ban Appeal

Irish trainer Butler appeals against five-year doping ban

Nine horses in Butler’s care tested positive for illegal substances,.

Would you like a unicorn for Christmas?

A unicorn is not just for Christmas. It’s for life.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Today everyone’s been talking about the CRC senior staff top-ups, ESB strike action and the murder inquiry launched in Kerry.

From TheJournal.ie Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight Animal Cruelty

Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight

Gardaí are investigating the slaughter of the abandoned horse which happened in the Fettercairn area of Tallaght.

From TheJournal.ie Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems Fidelma Healy-Eames

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.

From TheJournal.ie Over 50 horses seized from Cork site Animal Welfare

Over 50 horses seized from Cork site

The carcasses of three horses were also removed from the Hollyhill site on the north side of Cork city.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 19 great pictures from the opening day of the Dublin Horse Show RDS This post contains images

19 great pictures from the opening day of the Dublin Horse Show

The sun was out and so were the horses at the RDS in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help Animal Welfare

ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help

The ISPCA received 1,524 calls over the whole of 2012 – and has taken 1,372 calls so far this year.

From The42 In pictures: Racegoers at Galway Races pay respects to Colm Murray Farewell

In pictures: Racegoers at Galway Races pay respects to Colm Murray

There was a minute’s silence at Ballybrit today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management Horsemeat This post contains videos

Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Coveney said that his department has handed information to authorities in other countries and that he expects them to pursue prosecutions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter Animals

Irish horses directly exported to China – but not for slaughter

A veterinary certificate has been agreed upon by Irish and Chinese authorities that will allow the direct exports.

13 pictures of humans hugging animals that will make you feel better

You’ll probably be a bit emotional by the end. In a good way.

From TheJournal.ie Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week Animal Rights

Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week

All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.

From TheJournal.ie Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI Horsemeat

Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI

The Department of Agriculture refused to release over a hundred pages of emails between it and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland following a Freedom of Information request.

From TheJournal.ie Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughter Horsemeat

Horse smuggler talks about drugging animals before illegal slaughter

The BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight programme interviewed the insider.

From TheJournal.ie Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls ISPCA This post contains images

Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls

The organisation is appealing to owners to be “particularly vigilant” of their animals during the current cold snap.

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

From TheJournal.ie Call for centralised database as starving horses abandoned Microchipping This post contains images

Call for centralised database as starving horses abandoned

While some of the animals are microchipped, the information is held across across 10 databases to which the DSPCA have limited access.