Vigil for horses – report

17.10.2010_CH.SG.03_Schlachthof Bouvry_Entladung US-Truck (3)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.
Bouvry exterior horses in pens


Nowadays, horses who are t20.10.2012_CH.SG.03_Pferde beim Schlachthof Bouvry (1)o 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:


The Bouvry plant can be seen just behind the Canadian flag.


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  1. suzanne o'meara · ·

    thank-you for sharing your vigil & it is too cruel & horrible to be believed .

  2. I need notice when you are to have these rallies please post on Facebook or e-mail me, I would love to attend

  3. Marilyn Wilson · ·

    Thank you all, I too wish I could have been there!

  4. Thank you +++ Wish I could have been there.

  5. Kathleen Kennedy · ·

    Many Thanks for those who protested & held up their signs to support the innocent ones who have no voice! All horses need our support here. Bouvry needs to become an extinct Slaughter Plant. So does New Holland & Camelot And so many other Kill pens who send these intuitive, innocent ones, to death. Shame on Canada, the USA, & Mexico, and many others who do not give a damn about these innocent horses.

  6. Good for y’all!!!! Thank you so much !! 🙂 ❤ from Texas.!

  7. Loved the sign I am of the Great Spirit , let us Live .

  8. Anne Streeter · ·

    Thank you! Would loved to have been there with you. This is such an important cause!

  9. judye822 · ·

    You warriors are WONDERFUL!!!!

    On a related note, a friend who pulls from New Holland all the time said that plant managers from Canadian slaughter houses were there last week buying horses……

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    1. It is so sad but true , that they come all the way down from Canada to take horses from new holland Pa. .I saw that notation last week too 😕

  10. Thank you for posting this. I was there holding the big sigh up on the hill.  This pretty Tabiano  welare sport mare is my pony. She’s the family’s baby always.  Vicki grimard 

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  11. You signs were excellent! Thank you for holding the vigil.

  12. Bouvry needs to mysteriously burn to the ground…. just saying…. sorry not sorry

  13. chris1055 · ·

    Everyone who showed at this quiet vigil is to be thanked for their time, courage and bravery to do this for our horses. These beautiful souls are coming to the end of their journey as Earthlings; we need to keep on for them and for the new ones who yet to cross Bouvry’s gates.

  14. Thank you ! We too had a vigil here in Central , Maine USA .Love the sign Creator made us , let us live !

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