Honour Alberta’s heritage by treating horses well

In one of the largest productions ever mounted by the Calgary Stampede, organizers hope to tell the tale of how the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth came to be— through the eyes of a horse.

In one of the largest productions ever mounted by the Calgary Stampede, organizers hope to tell the tale of how the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth came to be— through the eyes of a horse.

Re: “Story to bring history of horse to life,” May 16.

I find some irony in the Calgary Stampede horse tribute, “Tails.” Honouring everything the horse has done for Albertans is well deserved. Yet I have to ask why horses face undignified death at the Fort Macleod slaughterhouse. The horses are tossed aside for many reasons – doesn’t run fast enough, doesn’t jump high enough, kids lost interest, getting a divorce, costs too much, too many foals from the breeder’s crop, not enough buyers, and the horse just got too old.

The article referred to is here:  (You’ll have to copy & paste to your browser)

http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Ambitious+Stampede+production+recall+history+horse+southern+Alberta/6628414/story.html

3 comments

  1. shoshone · ·

    I bet they don’t mention the 250 horses that are slaughtered per day ar Fort Macleod nor the ones that are slaughtered at the Lacombe plant.

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