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Australian newspaper names horse as Sportswoman of the Year--Guess who?

Australian newspaper names horse as Sportswoman of the Year--Guess who? | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Sally Pearson – London Olympic gold medallist and golden girl of Australian sport – has been pipped at the post for Sportswoman of the Year by a racehorse...

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@FranJurga writes: Guess who? She was also the only horse ever to appear on the cover of Vogue.


Apparently her coronation didn't go over well with some critics in Oz, as this article points out all the people who disapprove of a woman who is also a horse winning the title.


They must not follow sports. She traveled halfway across the world--which the Olympians did as well--and proved her worth. She thrilled the world and, as the article says, "She stopped a nation." 


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Horse Slaughter: Australia set to export wild donkey meat and edible skins to China

Horse Slaughter: Australia set to export wild donkey meat and edible skins to China | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

"The State Government says Queensland could reap millions from a "donkey deal" with China, that would see the joke of the animal kingdom exported for food and traditional medicine.


"Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin said China had signed a trade protocol with Queensland authorities allowing the export of wild donkey meat and edible skins for the first time.


"As well as allowing Queensland producers to get their mojo back in tough economic times, Mr Mulherin said the deal was likely to put romance in the air in China, where donkey skin is used to boost libido in traditional medicine."


Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-to-become-the-ass-end-of-australia-20090622-csw6.html#ixzz24rRGcSOk


@FranJurga writes: This article gives you an idea of the range of perceptions about feral equines and equine slaughter, in general, in different parts of the world.



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