Parx and Penn National Race Horse deaths to March 30, 2019

Patrick Battuello compiled a list of racehorse deaths totaling 18 so far per his FOIA request.

Through a FOIA request to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks through March 30:

She’s a Monster, Jan 7, Parx R (euthanized Apr 1) – “knee/carpus”
Londie Lou, Jan 7, Parx R – “fracture pastern”
Miss Impazible, Jan 8, Penn T – “fracture sesamoid”
Clarista, Jan 11, Parx T – “fracture femur”
Blame Us All, Jan 12, Penn R – “fracture sesamoid”
Only You, Jan 27, Parx T – “fracture cannon”
Macho Brew, Feb 4, Penn – “colic”
Blaze Star, Feb 9, Parx T – “fracture sesamoid”
Happier You, Feb 18, Parx R – “fracture knee”
Red Bomber, Feb 27, Parx T – “tendon/ligament rupture”
Hay Iris, Feb 28, Penn T – “fracture cannon”
Munningsfornothing, Mar 1, Penn R (euthanized May 9) – “fracture knee”
Lily Ain’t Foolin, Mar 2, Parx R – “fracture cannon”
Justin K, Mar 4, Penn T – “fracture sesamoid”
R Power Grid, Mar 5, Parx R – “fracture sesamoid”
Dontridetheclutch, Mar 21, Penn R – “fracture sesamoid”
Haitian Hill, Mar 23, Penn T – “sudden death” (five years old)
It’s Show Time, Mar 30, Penn R (euthanized Apr 8) – “fracture carpal”


The life of a racehorse, similar to circus animals, is constricted to stalls 23 hours/day and 1 hour for exercise/training and out for racing. This is very unnatural for them.

A horse is very much like a deer, designed to live in large families, constantly ambling around and ingesting small bits of grass and roughage. They seek comfort in large, close-knit herds where they, as prey animals, keep watch over one another and provide physical affection and companionship.”   This article tells why it’s wrong to race horses.

Please contact your state representative to let him/her know that a moratorium needs to be placed on horse racing at Parx and Penn National so an investigation may be started to find out why these racehorse deaths occurred January through March 30, 2019.  The State Rep for Bensalem County is Gene DiGirolamo

Passionate Voices vs. Deer Hunt — Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

July 8, 2019 Pascack Press To the editor: River Vale residents inspire me. At recent mayor and council meetings residents spoke passionately against the deer hunt and would rather the town do nothing. One resident asked if they will kill fawns. This reminded me of the fawn I rescued. While holding the fawn in my […]

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14 Kills in Louisiana So Far

So far in 2019, Pennsylvania has 9 racehorse deaths mostly at Parx Race Course.

Horseracing Wrongs

Through a FOIA request to the Louisiana Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks through March 31. Please note, however, that the Commission (as usual) did not forward training or off-track deaths. So, obviously, the true toll is greater than what follows, and what follows is 14 dead horses.

Tee La Jolla, Jan 21, Louisiana Downs R – “sesamoids”
Breeze of Cinnamon, Jan 23, Delta R – “cannon fracture”
Yankee Trip, Feb 1, Delta R – “comminuted fracture carpus”
Conner Clark, Feb 2, Delta R – “open fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Brylee’s Deelite, Feb 6, Delta R – “hyperextension flexor tendons”
Doc’s Mescalero, Feb 15, Delta R – “fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Zoomin Effort, Feb 26, Louisiana Downs R – “sesamoids”
Just Richter, Feb 27, Delta R – “fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Grand Tuner, Feb 27, Delta R – “fracture sesamoids, fetlock luxation”
Simply Gucci…

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Young gorillas are working together to destroy poachers’ traps in Rwanda

Exposing the Big Game

Photo: Marian Golovic/Shutterstock

Young gorillas living in the Rwanda National Park have reportedly learned how to foil hunters and poachers, working together to dismantle the traps set for them. While older gorillas are usually powerful enough to free themselves, younger ones aren’t so fortunate. Traps usually work by tying a noose to a branch of bamboo stalk, and bending it to the ground, with another stick or rock holding it in place. When triggered, the noose tightens around the animal, even hoisting it into the air if the…

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Coyotes are interesting co-inhabitors – do you have any in your area?

Injured Coyote and Altruistic Behavior by His Mate

Leg or paw injuries are very common in urban coyotes — I see them all the time. Most that I’ve seen are the result of dogs chasing them: legs get twisted, pulled, or even dislocated and broken as they try to get away in an urban environment.  I’ve also seen several instances of this resulting from coyote/coyote interactions.

Before I even knew that this coyote was injured, I watched his caring mate investigate the severity of the leg injury. Coyotes apparently investigate through their noses more than their eyes: she sniffed the leg intently. We’ve all seen our canine companions sniff each other to find out about each other, and I’ve read about dogs who can actually sniff a two-degree temperature change in humans (which happens just before an epileptic episode), so this kind of investigative sniffing is very understandable. Their eye-to-eye gaze afterwards, in the photo below, appears to show that each understood what was going on.  see more at:

Injured Coyote and Altruistic Behavior by His Mate

Michigan Deer Hunting By The Numbers: Hunters Down, Kills Up

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Michigan’s hunting season is among the top five in the nation.

There were four deer-hunting accidents this season — with three fatalities

NOVEMBER 30, 2018 – 3:58 PM

(WWJ) It’s the final day of firearm deer hunting season — and some numbers are already coming in.

Ashley Autenrieth with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources say preliminary numbers show that deer deaths were up from last year – even though hunter numbers appear to be down.

About 300,000-350,000 deer are usually harvested per hunting season in Michigan. That puts its hunting season among the top five in the nation.

“We are looking at our deer check stations. Our numbers are up over 10 percent from last year. So that sometimes can indicate that, yes, our overall harvest is going to be up, but we won’t know that until May or June.”

The number of dead deer could…

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Vegan eggnog

My favorite Holiday cheer is with vegan nog.

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Vegan eggnog. Image: Silk. Vegan eggnog. Image: Silk.

One of my all-time favourite drinks for the holiday season is eggnog. And it is something I make often and drink a lot at Christmastime and into the New Year.

This is a very nice recipe. It’s by Tasty Yummies.

I like to make my own cashew milk. But you can use Silk.

Vegan Eggnog Recipe


2 cups homemade cashew milk or other non-dairy milk of your choice
½ cup full fat coconut milk
⅓ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or for at least 30 minutes (optional)*
4-6 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of sea salt


Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately, as is or add spiced rum, bourbon, brandy or whiskey, for a spirited version. Add…

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A Field Guide to the North American Hunter

Often overheard uttering feeble catch-words like “management,” “sustainability,” “population control” or “invasive species.” Unfortunately, they never think to apply those same concepts to the species, Homo sapiens.

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People tend to paint all wildlife-killers with a single brush stroke, referring to them all simply as “hunters.” Yet close scientific observation reveals that there are at least five different categories, or sub-species, of the mutation of Homo sapiens known as the North American hunter (Homo hunter horribilis). Oddly, members of some sub-species don’t like to be associated with others. They can’t all be bad apples, can they? Read on…

1) Sport Hunter

This category can actually be applied to all the other sub-species, including theimagesD5ZT7PC1

 universally maligned trophy hunter, as well as the so-called subsistence hunter, since nearly no one in this day and age really has to kill wild animals to survive anymore. Lately we’ve been hearing from a lot of hunter apologists quick to make a distinction between sport and subsistence hunters. Truth is there’s not all that much difference between the two. Sport hunters…

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Our Urban Deer should not be killed by USDA WS


Lee Hall, JD LLM, an author and attorney who has developed environmental law courses for Rutgers and Widener Universities and speaks frequently on urban and suburban wildlife of PA. will present a slide show and a lively discussion on Tuesday, November 27th from 7-8:30- p.m. at Nexus Mt. Airy.

For over 20 years Fairmount Park officials have confronted the Philadelphia White Tailed Deer population with forcible control: they shoot deer every winter in all areas of Fairmount Park, including our local Wissahickon Valley. We will explore if this killing is necessary or effective or the right thing to do?

Lee Hall will speak about deer control, deer as members of a biological community and eco ethics as well as natural predators and how to co-exist with wildlife in our communities.
PAD (Philadelphia Advocates of the Deer) is sponsoring this event and will share literature with co-founders Bridget Irons and Mary Ann Baron present.

Please join us for a lively discussion RSVP
Address: Mt. Airy Nexus ( a new co-working space), 520 Carpenter Lane /lower level . Street parking is available and light refreshments will be available.


Ricky Gervais slams US huntress who posted photos from Norfolk shooting party

Disgusting women and their trophies.

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 13:42 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 23 November 2018

American huntress Larysa Switlyk led an all-female hunting party in Norfolk. Picture: Larysa Switlyk/Facebook

American huntress Larysa Switlyk led an all-female hunting party in Norfolk. Picture: Larysa Switlyk/Facebook

Comedian Ricky Gervais has slammed a UK huntress who posted pictures of a shooting party and their trophies in Norfolk and ignited debate about the practice of hunting in the county.

Ricky Gervais condemns hunting. Picture: Ian West/PA WireRicky Gervais condemns hunting. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

On Thursday this newspaper reported on US TV host Larysa Switlyk leading an all-female hunting party in Norfolk and posting kill photos on social media.

Ricky Gervais retweeted a link to the story with the comment: “In every attention-seeking selfie with a murdered animal she seems to be screaming ‘Do you love me now daddy?’”.

Ricky Gervais


In every attention-seeking selfie with a murdered animal she seems to be screaming “Do you love me now daddy?”

Great Yarmouth Mercury



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