There is to be a demo this Saturday, May 5 (coincident with the anti-caleche demo inMontreal) just near Mont-Tremblant in Huberdeau where several horses are being severely neglected – over 100 demonstrators (many on horseback) have confirmed.
The SPCA gave the man 2 weeks to clean up his act but organizers are certain that this guy who believes “horses should live as in nature” is adamant. Border Ontarioadvocates are encouraged to attend. This is from Cynthia d’Errico who has provided a quick translation:
In one case, a skeleton-thin mare so badly dehydrated and full of pain was euthanized by a vet. The next day, when they loaded her body for disposal, a stillborn foal emerged from her uterus. The following is taken from Jacinthe Murray’s post :
We need your help to save these poor horses!
We are scandalized by the horrid treatment which these horses are undergoing at a “return to nature eco tourist centre” in Huberdeau in the Laurentians. Three days ago, 2 young employees took advantage of the owner’s absence to ask Mr Sylvan Pitre of Tamick Farm to take action against this awful treatment and poor quality of life which these horses endure every day. Mr. Sylvain went onsite and took several photos of the horses.
Several horses are little more than skeletons, can barely stand up due to lack of food and water for several months.
Their hooves are horribly long, causing atrocious pain and limping. The owner did not want to pay for shoes.
Their is rampant reproduction with no supervision or restriction; mares are mounted by their sons; siblings mount siblings etc…. The foals are therefore blood-linked and have serious physical, anatomical and mental handicaps which make them suffer for their short-lived lives.
Horse bones are spread out over the area.
Eleven stallions are currently enclosed with a young filly of about a year old. She is continually raped and injured. The owner said that by doing this, the stallions are kept from jumping the fence to get to the other mares since the filly satisfies them.
Some horses walk on their legs rather than their over-long hooves or just stay laid down because their feet are over long.
M. Sylvain called in the SPCA. They didn’t do much. Yesterday (April 13th, I think), a mare was unable to get to her feet; they called in a vet to evaluate her. He declared her in a fatal condition and euthanized her. The vet declared that most of the horses were in fatal condition due to their state or their thinness and that more than half would have to be euthanized the next day.
The next day, the SPCA informed M. Pitre that they were giving the owner 2 weeks to fix the situation and retake control of his breeding operation. It was decided to load the dead mare to conduct an autopsy. As her body was being loaded, a stillborn fetus, horribly thin, slid out of her uterus. They also took horse bones from the site for analysis.
Aidez-nous SVP à convaincre la SPCA de ne pas laisser de chance à monsieur Gaétan Beauchamp du centre éco touristique retour aux sources de remettre de l’ordre dans son cheptel car plusieurs qui peuvent présentement être sauvés, périront peut être pendant ses 2 semaines de délai. Les chevaux infirment doivent être euthanasiés pour mettre fin à leur atroce souffrance et les autres qui peuvent s’en sortir doivent être saisie pour leur donner la seule petite chance qu’ils leur reste.
Pendant ce temps ou est le proprio ?? Aucune idée
Pour rejoindre M. Sylvain Pitre de la Ferme Tamick 819-687-3480
Merci d’avoir pris le temps de me lire.