On Saturday April 23, 2016 another vigil for slaughter-bound horses was held across the road from the Bouvry Exports Calgary horse slaughter plant in Fort Macleod Alberta.
Despite the low turnout, the equine advocates came to raise awareness for the slaughter-bound horses in the holding pens behind them across the road.
As this photo below shows, in the past horses could be seen in the holding pens behind the fencing.
Nowadays, horses who are to be slaughtered are well hidden from view.
On Saturday Bouvry’s security drove up the side road to check the advocates out and went back to the entrance of the plant.
The weather was extremely windy. The wind was so bad that out of the 13 signs made, only two remained after the wind blew the signs off of the holding stakes.
A few motorists honked as they went by showing their support for the group but, unfortunately, some yelled swear words out of their cars as they went by.
One individual in a big, black truck drove so that thick, black smoke blew out of the truck at the group standing by the highway. Such antics are, sadly, part of the reaction to advocacy.
We thank all who attended for taking time from busy lives to witness for the horses!
Here are a few photos from the day: