Are vintage EVs the answer to New York’s carriage horse controversy?
The Horseless eCarriage may look like a Brass Era car, but under the skin it’s a modern battery electric. The car’s future is caught up in a bitter battle (with celebrities!) over the welfare of the horses.
Przewalski’s horse: 10 things you didn’t know about the last wild horses on Earth
These small, stocky horses are the only truly wild horses left on the planet, and they have a fascinating history.
Fossils of 4.4 million-year-old extinct horse species found
The discovery helps to fill in a blank spot in the evolution of horses as the animals became more accustomed to grassy fields.
Court lifts ban on cloned horses
Could clones be coming soon to a racetrack near you?
Photo of the day: Wild Chincoteague horses go for a swim
A herd of wild Chincoteague horses endure heavy rain while swimming across the Assateague Channel on July 24. Every year, the famous ponies are rounded up on Assateague Island by Salt Water Cowboys and herded to Chincoteague, Va., where they are auctioned off. Although the practice has roots dating back to the 17th century, the official “Pony Penning” event first took place in 1925 as a fundraiser for the local fire company.
Marc Champion writes that because we don’t have horse slaughterhouses, we are making animals suffer more during travel to foreign slaughterhouses. Is that a good argument for killing them here?
Here’s my take:
“On the other hand, aren’t these arguments — “the horses will die either way, why don’t we just kill them” or the “this oil will be burned either way, we might as well be the ones to burn it” — like saying that because some immoral thing is happening elsewhere, we should do it here, as well?”
Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin says eating horse meat is the key to success in weightlifting
The champion weightlifter cites chicken and horse meat as the ‘best foods for weightlifters,’ claiming the body uses less energy to digest those proteins.