Heavy horses draw huge crowd

CTV Kitchener Published Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:44AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:44PM EDT

Carson’s Annual Spring Draft Horse Sale is billed as the largest sale of its kind in Canada.

Clyde Carson's Auction April 2013Some of the best heavy draft horses in North America were up for auction Saturday at David Carson Farms and Auction Services in Listowel.

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  1. Brandon · ·

    God sees all and waits…. horses,elephants, and all living beings deserve kindness, people take a look at yourselves before it is too late…

  2. What wrong with these breeders? They are HEARTLESS as well as the people who run auctions and those who go to them unless they are trying to saved them!!!!

  3. Barbara Griffith · ·

    What is wrong with the breeders is the fact they just don’t care.

    1. jean robertson · ·

      You think this one sale is bad!! Just google draft horse sale results. The Draft Horse Journal lists some 43 draft horse auctions for this year. The breed associations are making money with the registrations just like the aqha. Their isn’t a huge demand for 4 and 6 horse show teams so where are all these horses ending up???

  4. Where is the large breed associations at these such auctions? Why are they not protecting their horses? Why are they not saying NO to horse slaughter? Heavy horses are bred for size and strength as well as gentleness and they NEED protection from slaughter!! Seriously, how on earth can a slaughter plant be equipped properly to handle the size of a draft to the size of a mini and yet the slaughter of both, from largest to smallest equine, continues…. I just again shake my head in disbelief!

  5. Lin Month · ·

    Why is this on the horse defence page? Where the kill buyers there?

    1. Theresa · ·

      If you take the time to read the article, some of them sold for two hundred dollars…. What do you think????

      1. jean robertson · ·

        With all those draft horses in one location, it would be like a picnic for the kill buyers.

      2. That makes me sick, what is wrong with these breeders???????>

    2. Who needs kill buyers when you have the Mennonites there. In their hands, a living death for any horse.

      1. That is for sure – get all you can from the horse and then back at auction being dumped for slaughter while you buy a new fresh horse – they do that with the heavy horses and the Standardbreds all the time! They actually work well with the kill buyers (all one happy family making money moving horses) – lovely group of criminals. 😦

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