Category Archives: animal rights

HBO gets sued over alleged horse deaths in “Luck”

I wrote extensively about this when the abuses on the HBO series “Luck” were exposed by whistleblowers through PETA last year.

Now the American Humane worker who says she was fired because she tried to protect the horses is suing HBO and others connected with the production of “Luck.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hbo-cancels-luck-horse-death-peta-dustin-hoffman-300201

 

 

Triple Crown hopes dashed as I’ll Have Another is scratched from Belmont; Let the speculation begin about trainer “Drug” O’Neill

It’s too bad we can’t take Doug O’Neill, the trainer for I’ll Have Another at face value. Tendonitis? I just think all the scrutiny given to the Belmont and the special detention barn made it impossible for the trainer to perform his “magic.” O’Neill’ has a record of using drugs to get horses to run through their ailments. It’s hard not to stop any further speculation now. 

The only real positive here  is that the horse was scratched in the end.

It’s not the happy ending O’Neill and the racing establishment needed and wanted. But it’s the right thing and the humane thing. I’ll Have Another is spared exposure to a breakdown.  In the long run that’s far better than any false glory that O’Neill may have been chasing.

The Kentucky Derby? Wouldn’t you really rather be racing pigeons?

Forget about those horses on the first Saturday in May.

Believe it or not, pigeon racing is spreading throughout the nation as a parimutel wagering activity.

I voiced this video for PETA. Some may call it propaganda, but it’s actually an excellent undercover investigation worthy of the network news.  For example, I just saw an undercover investigation on NBC about mold contractors. Ho-hum.

Does pigeon racing sound like a joke to you?

Check out the investigation yourself.