Update: The Lethbridge Herald printed a letter written by Anita, who is organizing this protest. You can read it here.
Once again dedicated equine welfare advocates will be raising awareness of Alberta’s shameful equine slaughter. Please read below:
Alberta prides itself on horse culture, yet every year 90,000+ horses from across Canada & the USA are enduring horrors at the hands of people who slaughter & profit from selling them by the pound at 5 federally run slaughter houses in Canada. These horses come from all walks of life…pets, companion animals, race horses, riding horses, cast off mares & FOALS from the pharmaceutical industry, ponies, donkeys and even some of the last wild horses. Most are perfectly healthy & young – not old, ill or lame as we have been lead to believe for years. These horses die an unnecessary violent, adrenaline filled death. Alberta should not be slaughtering horses to cater to foreign markets. It is important to note that there are many other humane alternatives for these horses, slaughtering them need not be an option. Let’s hold breeders responsible and put an end to the violence inflicted on these majestic animals. We no longer want Alberta to be known as the Horse Slaughter Capital of Canada. Please join us for a demonstration to raise awareness & expose this dirty secret!
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