As the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition was being represented at the Cambridge & District Humane Society Poochie Walk on Saturday, June 16th, it was very apparent that there was a different vendor at this year’s fundraiser.
Is that a horse in those pictures? Why are those people here at a humane society event? Because horses need a humane society as well!
Dog lovers listened and were shocked to hear that the horse is the most abused domestic animal. Dog lovers who love all animals expressed their sadness for the horse by signing the petition in support of Bill C-322.
When a small animal, dog or cat, become unwanted or homeless they have a safe haven at an animal shelter to call home for a while until they can find an appropriate new home.
But, sadly, for horses, the moment he is labeled “unwanted” he becomes an “at risk” equine for entering the slaughter pipeline.
The horse is the forgotten animal in a humane society.
Thank you Deborah Mariano for making the CHDC a sponsor for one of the Cambridge & District Humane Society’s fundraising events. Plus a great big thank you to all who assisted on Saturday from your financial contribution of helping “at risk” equines to your signatures of support for the horse.
We can only hope and pray for that one day when the horse is part of a humane society too.
Here are some photos from a wonderful day!