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Horses are again working in French vineyards

Aug 4, 2022
The animals can work land that is inaccessible to tractors, and vineyard owners say they improve the soil for grapes. But they raise costs as well.
A horse named Diva at work at Chandon de Briailles, one of many French vineyards that use horses instead of tractors.
John Laurenson

Look past the headlines: Horse meat is cheaper, healthier

Feb 15, 2013
A major scandal in Europe over horsemeat is having an unexpected consequence in Britain: A surge in sales of horseburgers.

Drugged-up American horsemeat sold to Europe

Dec 11, 2012
About 140,000 horses from the U.S. were sold to be eaten abroad. But some horses were never meant for human consumption.

Racehorses get advanced, and pricey, medical care

May 4, 2012
Want to win this weekend's Kentucky Derby? Start with a fast horse, then add a pile of cash for medical expenses.

What 'Luck' tells us about the horse racing industry

Mar 15, 2012
HBO is cancelling its new horse racing show ‘Luck’ starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. It's being cancelled because three horses have died in production of the show.

HBO's horse racing show 'Luck' gets canceled

Mar 15, 2012
It's not being canceled because of ratings -- it's being canceled because three horses have died in production of the show.

'Luck' runs its course after three horse deaths

Mar 15, 2012
The HBO show gets canceled. But broken legs and other injuries are quite common in the sport of horse racing.

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