Owners selling off horses amid uncertainty over future of racing

CTV Kitchener
Published Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 4:50PM EST
Last Updated Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 6:44PM EST  

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Lost among the discussion on what a downturn in Ontario’s harness industry will mean for people making a living in the industry is what the effect will be on the horses themselves.

Hundreds of mares, foals and yearlings are being sold off as owners and breeders search for any home that’s willing to take a horse.

Along with her husband, Anna Meyers runs Emerald Ridge, a 134-acre breeding farm near Rockwood.

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2 comments

  1. LINDABADHAM · ·

    STOP BREEDING ! GET ANOTHER JOB. MY HEART ACHES FOR THE HORSES AS THEY HAVE NO CHOICE LIKE THE OWNERS DO !

  2. Again, a horse racing breeder, that talks about horses ending up at the slaughter plant. If the racing industry had an “anti-slaughter policy” and put money aside through annual memberships, etc. to care for the wellbeing of any horse part of this industry that was “at risk” for slaughter the horse would not have to suffer for human mistakes! There is NO horse welfare in the horse racing industry. Slaughter is a disposal system for this industry.
    I have a question for the horse racing world. What would be your option, if slaughter was no longer available to you?

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