The New Year is a great time for reflecting on the past year, making goals for the year ahead, and for manifesting ways to achieve results for the current year. The colour red is often representative of new beginnings and a positive outlook.
Friday was the start of the Chinese New Year, and of course, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. The energy of the horse is palpable – horses symbolize strength, hard work, and fast, forward movement in both western traditions and Chinese astrology.
We are certainly facing times of change – we have a new Bill in the House of Commons – Bill C-571 has replaced Bill C-322. MP Alex Atamanenko has chosen this Bill to present to the House, which may happen in late March/Early April. While the Bill is not entirely what we hoped for, it is our best opportunity at the moment and Alex Atamanenko and his team have worked hard to draft something that may receive more support than Bill C-322. Both CHDC and other animal welfare organizations have chosen to support this new Bill.
At this time, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition has also chosen to retire our former logo, which has served us well in the past. For 2014 and beyond we’ve developed a new, bolder logo, which will be prominently seen on our literature, website, blog, YouTube channel, and Facebook page in the near future.
May we all find what we need in the year ahead, with the energy of the horse to help us.