The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition would like to extend their gratitude publicly to Ken Terpenning, past owner of Silky Shark, the horse in the centre of the CHDC report on toxic horsemeat ‘Proof of CFIA Failure’.
Without Mr. Terpenning’s courage to step forward and provide the veterinarian records showing that Silky Shark had recieved phenylbutazone and was subsequently slaughtered, there would be no concrete proof.
As a consequence of his selflessness and co-operation with the CHDC and with Mr. Jack Rodolico of Latitude News, Mr. Terpenning has been the recipient of anonymous verbal email slurs by people attempting to put a negative spin on how he felt about SIlky Shark and insinuating that he was negligent in providing Silky Shark a safe haven. They either do not understand nor have they read the circumstances in Silky Shark’s story and we regret that some people, in their fervent desire to have their say, comment with what essentially amounts to malicious allegations.
The CHDC deeply regrets any distress this may have caused Mr. Terpenning and owuld like to enforce to all those who actually read Silky Shark’s story, that they are indebted to Mr. Terpenning for his kindness and generosity. Mr. Terpenning, without doubt, has taken an extremely courageous step to help expose the gaping holes in the racing industry and offering solutions for others so that they don’t experience the grief, guilt and heartache he has experienced over Silky Shark’s sad end.
Thank you, Mr. Terpenning
You are one remarkable man.
Heroism feels and never reasons, and, therefore, is always right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson