Horse Killer Finds God, Makes Apology

Posted on August 24, 2014 by

horse-like-joeCanadian horse advocates will almost certainly recall the bizarre case of horse-decapitator Darrell Mowat. In 2012, in a scene straight out of “The Godfather,” the Niagara Falls, Canada man went full-out Don Corleone when he killed and decapitated a draft horse and left its head in the pickup bed of an acquaintance. The remains of the two-year old Percheron, known as “Joe” were later found by Niagara Regional police on a hobby farm in rural Niagara Falls, where Mowat volunteered as a farm hand.

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SOUND OF SILENCE: HORSEMEN VOICE CONCERN OVER EQUINE MEDICAL RECORDS TRANSFER

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From the Paulick Report

When a trainer puts in a successful claim on a horse, they can summon the animal’s pedigree, race history, and recorded workouts with a few taps of the iPhone—but one record that doesn’t come up, even when the horse moves into the barn, is its medical record.

 

When horses are transferred from barn to barn, veterinary records and medication treatments do not follow

When horses are transferred from barn to barn, veterinary records and medication treatments do not follow

Legally, an animal’s medical history belongs to its owner, but a change in ownership of the animal does not result in a change in ownership of the records—meaning a previous owner and trainer do not have to disclose to a new owner what they did with the horse if they don’t want to. At last month’s Grayson-Jockey Club Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, trainer Gary Contessa expressed frustration with the lack of medical records disclosure in the claiming game.

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Breeder takes starved T-bred home in tears

By Susan Salk on August 21, 2014

Silver and Smoke was seized by the Miami-Dade Police Department in early August, and turned over to the South Florida SPCA. When the filly’s breeder found out about the situation, she raced to the SPCA to take the horse back.

Silver and Smoke was seized by the Miami-Dade Police Department in early August, and turned over to the South Florida SPCA. When the filly’s breeder found out about the situation, she raced to the SPCA to take the horse back.

When the broodmare Quiddich, whose name was derived from the Harry Potter books, delivered a delicate gray filly, her breeder Danzel Brendemuehl knew that life wouldn’t necessarily be a fairy tale for the little foal she named Silver and Smoke.

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Richelieu Website Tells It Like It Is…

Attached is a screenshot from the “About” page for the Richelieu slaughterhouses website.  CHDC applauds them for their ironic sense of truth in advertising.  Their website used to advertise horses as all being purpose-bred and living on pastoral country farms.   Here they willingly acknowledge that “This is where the horses are slaughtered and cut up.  All the horses come from auctions in North America.”

Thankfully,  the text is not clouded in euphemisms such as “harvested,” “processed,” or even worse – “the equine terminal marketplace.”  They tell it like it is – “slaughtered and cut up.”  We wish all entities engaged in the slaughter empire were this honest.

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Reminder! 2014 EWA Conference is quickly coming up!

2014 International Equine Conference
Wellington, FL

September 19 – 21, 2014

Are you ready? It’s time to join us for the 4th Annual International Equine Conference. Here’s an updated list of presenters including the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition.

You’ll learn about what has been going on behind the scenes, programs in the horse industry and everything you wanted to know about horse slaughter as well as the latest news on our wild horses and burros.

Join us as we get together with friends and colleagues.

There will also be a sneak preview of the upcoming documentary “Kill Pen”.

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Cuts to Canadian Food Inspection Agency risk food safety

by GAIL JOHNSON on AUG 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

little girl pointing to horse image in butcher shopDESPITE A RECENT announcement from the federal government that it’s shoring up the country’s food-inspection system, not everyone has confidence in the safety of what Canadians are putting on their plates.

On June 17, the Harper government declared that it had installed “inspection verification teams” within the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to target food establishments such as slaughterhouses and other meat-production facilities.

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Cancer linked to menopause drug in new report

From the Toronto Star

By: Mary Ormsby, Feature reporter, Published on Mon Aug 11 2014

Rose Scarff, 70, of Hamilton is part of a class action lawsuit alleging hormone replacement therapy drugs caused her breast cancer.

Rose Scarff, 70, of Hamilton is part of a class action lawsuit alleging hormone replacement therapy drugs caused her breast cancer.

Popular menopause drugs made in part from estrogen found in the urine of pregnant horses have caused breast cancer in thousands of Canadian women, according to allegations in a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society’s top epidemiologist.

“The body of evidence to date overwhelmingly points to a causal connection between the use of Premplus and the development of invasive breast cancer in women,” the society’s Prithwish De wrote in a report to be filed in a Canadian class-action lawsuit against drug manufacturer Wyeth Canada, now owned by Pfizer.

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