Launching: Horses: Sports, Culture, and Slaughter


Horses: Sports, Culture, and Slaughter

I am super psyched to launch this video series: Horses: Sports, Culture, and Slaughter.

The goal of this series is purely educational. I take a deep dive into one of the most controversial topics facing horse industries, horsemen and horse lovers, in the United States.

The series is deliberately “non gory”, and examines the issue from both sides, while also exploring horse sports, the different horse cultures and horse history, to provide appropriate context.

Here are the three videos:

Introduction, current state of horse slaughter, horse’s role in history, horse cultures, horse racing, rodeo, equestrian / pleasure

Work horse, breeding, Wild horses. Horse slaughter history, horse slaughter arguments

How the horse slaughter system works, case studies, horse slaughter and Washington DC, next steps

I am psyched to get these videos launched; if you like them, please share them.

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6 thoughts on “Launching: Horses: Sports, Culture, and Slaughter”

  1. Sounds wonderful,will definitely be watching,thank you for the hard work Alex!!

  2. Grateful for your work.

    I am in the middle of a mystery novel that will feature a few “bits” of information on horse racing . . . very little in fact, but think it was a good idea to make people aware of the fact that it’s not all Liz Taylor and Mickey Rooney loving care for the animals . . . that there are serious issues such as the slaughter and illegal drugging within this huge business. I will add your link to the end of the book directing readers to this site. I ususally don’t add sites to my fiction, however, it may bring some people into a proper awareness of the clandestine side of the problems associated with the illegal activities involved in the industries using horses. Thanks Laura

  3. Alex, I haven’t watched yet, but I certainly will. I’m sorry that you closed the post on ABR. Please reconsider opening it and giving the FOB’s another chance to watch it. Many FOB’s are on FB but for those that aren’t, please try again. For Barbaro.

  4. I couldn’t make it through the first video. You said “um” over 50 times in 5 minutes and stuttered many other words. You looked like you would rather be anywhere than in front of a camera. Paint drying has more feeling. “My best effort”? Like your book, this is just another poor remake of what others have done before you.

  5. LaurieI am looking fowrard to being part of the 4H group and meeting new horse friends! I learned to ride on a beautiful mare named Firefly. Her nickname was Firecracker and she taught me to stay on.

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