Record number of Alta. wild horses caught, many slaughtered for meat

By Stephane Massinon, Postmedia News April 18, 2012
A heard of wild horses in winter.
 

A heard of wild horses in winter.

Photograph by: Courtesy , Bob Henderson

CALGARY — A record number of wild horses were captured in Alberta this year — a sevenfold increase from the average — and many are slaughtered for their meat, said the president of the Wild Horses of Alberta Society.

Alberta allows for the humane capture of wild horses, and in the last five years an average of 30 horses have been captured per year.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Record+number+Alta+wild+horses+caught+many+slaughtered+meat/6481346/story.html#ixzz1sbK50IV2

 

9 comments

  1. i would love to go global with my petition as you mentioned with the site you have mentioned…;-p

  2. Heather · ·

    signed the petition…thank you Catherine…you might want to put up a petition on Care2Causes http://www.care2.com as this will send your petition global.

    1. Catherine Green · ·

      I would love to go global with my petition as you mentioned with the site you mentioned

  3. Catherine Green · ·

    Hi,

    After reading about the wild horses being slaughtered in my province I decided to help out at change.org and make a petition to get it stopped. The thing is I need help from all the horse lovers out there to sign the petition and I only know a few but came across your site and thought you might be able to help by sending the message out to your own people.

    This is the latest news story about the latest slaughter;

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Record+number+Alta+wild+horses+caught+many+slaughtered+meat/6481346/story.html

    and this is where my petition is;

    http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-slaughter-of-wild-horses-in-alberta

  4. […] Record number of Alta. wild horses caught, many slaughtered for meat […]

  5. Suzanne Dunham · ·

    In the article, they seem to be worried about the horses causing an accident when they cross over the roads. I don’t hear them complaining about the deer, elk, moose, or any other animal that could cause any accident when they cross over the roads. What a poor excuse for the slaughter of these magnificent animals. We all know that it all has to do with MONEY!

  6. Another thing is just why are they being rounded up to begin with. The area is so big and the horses so few none of it makes any sense. What are they supposed to be doing that is so bad that they are rounded up?? A bite of grass or the greed of the people running the roundup??

  7. linda badham · ·

    I DON’T THINK HORSES ARE TO EAT, IT JUST DONT SEEM RIGHT !

    1. 2fasthorses · ·

      Amen! Canada should close its slaughterhouses to end the killing of horses.

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