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  1. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    Contributor(s):: Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...

  2. Intimacy and Investment in Canterbury Thoroughbred Horse Racing: A Study in Equine Anthropology.

    Contributor(s):: Colette Holdorf

    This thesis is concerned with equine attachment as a form of interspecies fictive kinship, in relation to the practices, social relations, and motivations of participant groups within the Canterbury thoroughbred racing industry. Exploring the interconnections between intimacy and investment, as...

  3. A Philosophic Enquiry into the Animal Welfare Issues in the Sport of Horse Racing

    Contributor(s):: Harry James Gaunt

    The issue of animal welfare in the sport of horse racing has been deemed a contentious sporting issue by some. Lobbyists and animal liberation activists call for a complete ban on horse racing and events such as the Grand National held at Aintree racecourse as horses can feel suffering as...

  4. EIPH in Race Horses

    Contributor(s):: Helma Weeks

  5. A Critical Analysis of the British Horseracing Authority's Review of the Use of the Whip in Horseracing

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    Contributor(s):: Bidda Jones, Jed Goodfellow, James Yeates, Paul D. Mcgreevy

    There is increasing controversy about the use of the whip as a performance aid in Thoroughbred horseracing and its impact on horse welfare. This paper offers a critical analysis of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) 2011 Report Responsible Regulation:A Review of the Use of the...

  6. Amerindians at the rodeos and their music

    Contributor(s):: Keillor, Elaine

  7. The Cyclical History of Horse Racing: The USA's Oldest and (Sometimes) Most Popular Spectator Sport

    Contributor(s):: Riess, Steven

  8. Drugs, the Law, and the Downfall of Dancer's Image at the 1968 Kentucky Derby: A Case Study on Human Conceptions of Domesticated Animals

    Contributor(s):: Hunt, Thomas M., Jedlicka, Scott R., Bowers, Matthew T.

  9. Melville’s Billy Budd

    Contributor(s):: Monteiro, George

  10. Off to the Races

    Contributor(s):: Eisenberg, John

  11. Snaffles and Derbies: Horseracing and Southern Folk Culture in William Faulkner's The Reivers

    Contributor(s):: Fury, Frank P.

  12. Horseracing and the British, 1919-39

    Contributor(s):: Huggins, Mike

  13. Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc.

    The horses at Peaceful Acres are rescued from abandonment, neglect and abuse. Others are retired by their owners to come live in sanctuary at Peaceful Acres. The horses are rehabilitated emotionally and physically to become partners in equine assisted learning and psychotherapy programs for...

  14. Genetic improvement of the horse (Chapter 17)

    | Contributor(s):: T. Arnason, L. Dale Van Vleck

    From the time man domesticated horses some 5000-6000 years ago, horses have been subject to many forms of artificial selection that have resulted in gradual genetic changes. Differences found among breeds of horses are due to forces of artificial as well as natural selection, in addition to...