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CANTER ratifies herd-health initiative

A national ex-racehorse charity has begun its own herd-health evaluation in the wake of a New York Times story that reported some retired racehorses were starving in the care of another well-known organization. Shortly after the Times reported in a May 17 article that 34 horses under the care of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) were emaciated or in poor condition, volunteers at the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) ratified an initiative to improve transparency, and reassure the public that horses in CANTER’s care are doing well. “After the Times article came out, we started getting phone calls […]