America’s Wild Horses, the AT&T Deal and Fungi That Tells a Story: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#cable-television, #discovery-channel, #horses, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mountaineering, #museums, #petite-pump-room-charlotte-amalie-virgin-islands-restaurant, #race-and-ethnicity, #skull-body-part

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Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter

Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #auctions, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #horses, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #livestock, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us

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Horse Fossil, Possibly From the Ice Age, Is Found in a Las Vegas Backyard

Workers found the bones, which could be up to 14,000 years old, during the construction of a pool.

#excavation, #fossils, #horses, #ice-age, #joshua-bonde, #las-vegas-nev, #matthew-perkins, #paleontology

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At the Kentucky Derby, a Black Jockey Seeks a Bit of History

Kendrick Carmouche has a chance to become the first Black jockey in 119 years to win the Kentucky Derby. But mostly he would like to win for his “Pops.”

#black-people, #carmouche-kendrick, #content-type-personal-profile, #horse-racing, #horses, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby

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The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses

The mustangs at a Nevada office park are an example of the outrageous perks that businesses dangle to impress job candidates, but wildlife advocates are pushing back on efforts to market them.

#employee-fringe-benefits, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #horses, #musk-elon, #real-estate-commercial, #tesla-motors-inc

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Can We Learn Anything From Horses?

Equus offers life-changing “attunement” through the medium of horses. But how?

#animal-behavior, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #horses, #midler-bette, #santa-fe-nm, #travel-and-vacations

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On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai

Deep in the Altai Mountains, where Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia meet, Kazakh people have for centuries developed and nurtured a special bond with golden eagles.

#children-and-childhood, #eagles-birds, #horses, #hunting-and-trapping, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #mongolia, #photography, #rural-areas, #travel-and-vacations

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A Top Equestrian Paralyzed in an Accident Sees Hope in a Coming Treatment

Kevin Babington was a go-to coach in the sport of show jumping, but an accident at a prime event left him paralyzed from the chest down and threatened his livelihood.

#babington-kevin, #bridgehampton-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #horsemanship-and-equestrian-events, #horses, #mayo-clinic, #olympic-games-2020, #paralysis, #spine-body-part

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Zosia Mamet’s Week: Log Cabin Living

The former “Girls” star, who played a mordantly comic lawyer in “The Flight Attendant,” spends her days at the barn and her nights with David Sedaris and Meryl Streep.

#christmas, #content-type-personal-profile, #girls-tv-program, #hbo-max, #horses, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #mamet-zosia, #television, #the-flight-attendant-tv-program

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Why Are Pandas Covering Themselves With Horse Manure?

Researchers in China spent a decade studying this question.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #biology-and-biochemistry, #china, #feces, #horses, #manure, #pandas, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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No Charges Against Man Who Struck Horse-Drawn Buggy, Killing 3 Children

The decision not to charge Ronald Ramsey, who was 83 at the time of the crash, was made in consultation with the family of the children, officials in Michigan said.

#amish, #horses, #michigan, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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A Record of Horseback Riding, Written in Bone and Teeth

Close examination of horse remains has clarified the timeline of when equestrianism helped transform ancient Chinese civilization.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bones, #china, #horses, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #spine-body-part, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

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Extinction Is Not Inevitable. These Species Were Saved.

Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-letters-journal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #horses, #mammals, #research, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Kentucky Derby 2020 Guide: Start Time, Streaming, Positions and More

The race in Louisville will have a smaller field than usual, no spectators and run as protests continue nearby after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city earlier this year.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #churchill-downs-inc, #foster-stephen-collins-1826-64, #horse-racing, #horses, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #louisville-ky

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Kentucky Derby Start Time, Horses, Streaming, Positions and More

The race in Louisville will have a smaller field than usual, no spectators and run as protests continue nearby after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in the city earlier this year.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #churchill-downs-inc, #foster-stephen-collins-1826-64, #horse-racing, #horses, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #louisville-ky

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To Break a Horse, and a Woman

How do prey animals stay safe in a world out to get them? And how would I?

#animal-cognition, #deer, #horses

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Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #family-business, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #horses, #india, #pune-india, #serum-institute-of-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can’t Afford a Birkin Bag or a Racehorse? You Can Invest in One

Interest in fractional investments has grown as the pandemic has forced more people to spend time at home, but advisers say the strategy has risks.

#birkin-bag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #handbags-and-purses, #high-net-worth-individuals, #horse-racing, #horses, #initial-public-offerings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #stocks-and-bonds

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Two Horses Trained by Baffert Test Positive for Banned Substances

The horses failed tests of a second sample, confirming the presence of an unauthorized local numbing agent.

#arkansas-derby-horse-race, #baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #horses, #triple-crown-horse-racing

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How a Black Cowboy Became a Disinformation Target

Adam Hollingsworth is trying to spread a positive message on horseback in Chicago. But a popular video of him has been widely misinterpreted.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #horses

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Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses

Scientists say the animals, known as brumbies, must be culled because they are destroying rivers and endangering native wildlife. Rural activists call these efforts an attack on Australian heritage.

#australia, #environment, #horses, #invasive-species, #rural-areas

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Photographing the Beauty of My Mother’s Decline

For years, I have been making images of my mother as her dementia progresses. The process brings us closer.

#bartley-mary-ellen, #deaths-fatalities, #dementia, #durham-nh, #horses, #memory, #new-hampshire, #parton-dolly, #sternbach-joni-photographer, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-new-hampshire

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Charlatan, a Belmont Stakes Contender, Tests Positive for a Banned Substance

Charlatan was one of two horses trained by Bob Baffert that tested positive for a banned numbing agent at a recent meet in Arkansas.

#arkansas-derby-horse-race, #baffert-bob, #belmont-stakes, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #horses, #oaklawn-park, #tests-drug-use, #triple-crown-horse-racing

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Chicago Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages Starting in 2021

After the City Council’s vote on Friday, operators will be unable to renew their licenses and the city will stop issuing new ones.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #carriages, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #chicago-ill, #horses, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government

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Hank Steinbrenner, the Yankees Owner Who Kept a Guitar in His Office

After George Steinbrenner’s older son died on Tuesday, people in baseball remembered him as a free-spirited character who once stepped aside from the Yankees to run the family’s horse farm.

#baseball, #horses, #levine-randy-l, #new-york-yankees, #steinbrenner-george-m-3d, #steinbrenner-hal, #steinbrenner-hank

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