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2 Horses Die at Del Mar Racetrack in a Collision During Training

DEL MAR, Calif. — Two horses were killed and a jockey was injured in a freak…

How Horse Racing Went Horribly Wrong at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. — On the morning of March 29, Santa Anita Park was reopening for racing…

In Thailand, You Can Ride an Elephant. But Should You?

More than half of Thailand’s 7,000 elephants live in captivity. It’s been that way ever since…

At Santa Anita Park, Horses Must Now Be Evaluated by a Safety Team Before Racing

California regulators and the owners of Santa Anita Park announced on Wednesday that a team of…

Newsom, Citing 29 Horse Deaths, Calls for Hold on Racing at Santa Anita Park

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California called on Tuesday for a moratorium on racing at Santa Anita…

London Zoo Defends Return of Late-Night Parties Among the Animals

LONDON — One man poured beer on a tiger. Another tore off his shirt and attempted…

Horse Deaths at Santa Anita and Pimlico: Same Day, Same Track Owner

BALTIMORE — Two horses died at racetracks owned by the Stronach Group on Friday, keeping the…

Trending: When Your Vacation Happily Goes to the Dogs

A crescendo of barks greeted a vehicle that recently pulled up to the Montego Bay Animal…

Afghanistan Dispatch: In Afghan Blood Sports, the Animals Aren’t the Only Ones Fighting

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — A boy about 8 years old, sitting cross-legged on the cab of a…

Horse Deaths are Threatening the Racing Industry. Is the Sport Obsolete?

PARIS, Ky. — One hundred nine years ago, Arthur B. Hancock moved his thoroughbred breeding operation…

‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers have…

Trilobites: Look What the Cat Dragged In: Parasites

Domestic animals can contract parasites from insects and ticks, prey, soil or other animals and can…

At Egypt’s Tourism Gems, Animal Abuse Is an Ugly Flaw

CAIRO — A trip to the storied pyramids of Giza was supposed to be a highlight…

Protests in Australia Pit Vegans Against Farmers

MELBOURNE, Australia — When vegan activists halted morning traffic on Monday at one of Australia’s busiest…

Death of Another Horse at Santa Anita Rocks Industry

Horse racing is among America’s oldest sports and perhaps the only one ever run out of…