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Photo: Animal Alliance of Canada

Photo: Animal Alliance of Canada

 

Dear Friend of Wildlife

Thanks to all of you who have written letters and signed petitions opposing the Spring Bear Hunt in Ontario. Although the Liberal government seems determined to go ahead, our collective efforts are getting a lot of attention and have encouraged us to continue this fight.

Animal Alliance of Canada, along with Zoocheck Canada, are taking the Province to court over the partial reintroduction of the spring bear hunt.

On Monday the Minister of Natural Resources and Attorney General of Ontario were served with a Notice of Application for Judicial Review and the Attorney General of Canada was served with a Notice of Constitutional Question on behalf of the two organizations. David Estrin, a certified environmental law specialist with Gowlings LLP in Toronto, Michael Watson, a Gowlings civil litigation partner and Brent Arnold, another Gowlings litigator, are our lawyers. Three Justices of the Ontario Divisional Court are scheduled to hear the application April 29, 2014 in Toronto.

Mr. Estrin summarized the legal position to be advanced:

“The Applicants contend that the Minister failed to comply with the MNR’s own Statement of Environmental Values and therefore failed to comply with section 11 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, that the Proposal violates the Criminal Code of Canada prohibition on causing cruelty to animals and is therefore illegal and unconstitutional, and the Minister did not apply for or receive approval for this Proposal under the Environmental Assessment Act.”

You can read more information on the Animal Alliance website, including their legal filings: http://www.animalalliance.ca

Gowlings is very generously working pro bono, but Animal Alliance will have to cover other costs. So if you wish to help out by donating to its legal action, please feel free to do so at the address below.

We’ve heard from some very passionate people over these past few weeks. We feel so fortunate to have such an outpouring of support – for the bears.
Donna DuBreuil, Ontario Wildlife Coalition

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https://twitter.com/Animal_Alliance

http://www.animalalliance.ca/campaigns/ontario-spring-bear-hunt.html

UPDATE:

April 17, 2014 Media Release – Groups seek legal remedies to stop re-introduction of the Ontario Spring Bear Hunt

April 14, 2014 – Notice of Constitutional Question

April 14, 2014 – Notice of Application to Divisional Court for Judicial Review

The Facts – Sault Ste. Marie Statistics (source data: Freedom of Information)

Photo: Animal Alliance of Canada

Photo: Animal Alliance of Canada

Background Information – David Estrin, Julie Woodyer and Liz White

The Issue:

Until 1999, thousands of black bears were killed when they came out of hibernation in the spring, baited with garbage food and hunted down by dogs.

Now black bears will be killed as they come out of hibernation – when they are most vulnerable – when females have nursing cubs.

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Just a moment ago, I re-blogged a great many Blog posts by some of the major organizations who continue to fight the unending battle to save horses period.  As you will have seen, if you had the time to read these various posts, head way …..  well let us just say…our heads are pretty raw from slamming them against brick walls.

In the ongoing struggle concerning the horses, these links were graciously provided to me by my US contacts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
BLOGGERS COMMENT
The rhetoric that BLM officials continues to spew out and expects anyone with any semblance of intelligence to swallow is truly pathetic and an outright insult!!  Clearly evident in these communications below:
 
Quote from

Debbie Collins

 

Bureau of Land Management

National Wild Horse & Burro Program
Information Center Coordinator
 

in answer to Ms Courtney’s email to her concerning: Question: What is the BLM’s response to allegations that the mortality numbers for the Bureau’s Palomino Valley Center (PVC) do not match the numbers listed on invoices submitted to the BLM from Reno Rendering?

 
Answer: “ We welcome the public’s interest in this matter and acknowledge that the horse mortality numbers being reported at BLM facilities are lower than the numbers invoiced by BLM-contracted rendering facilities that dispose of horse remains. The discrepancy results from the reporting procedures currently used by the Bureau. We are, however, moving quickly to change these procedures to improve transparency. The BLM remains committed to the health and well-being for the wild horses we are charged with protecting.”
 
Ms. Courtney in turn responds:
 
“Thank you for your response. You have once again proven the steady route of deception and vagueness that clouds BLM’s willingness of acknowledging us and our interest indeed – but BLM’s main concern seems to continously be how to figure out yet another clever reply to wiggle out of an expose matter – your reply actually defies logic at best and is an insult to anyone’s intelligence. The discrepancy came to light thru a deeper investigation by advocates – a result black on white and not by your alleged lack in internal reporting procedures – would BLM just get bills for dead horses as a practical joke or for the rendering companies to waste their own resources ? The creativity of BLM in trying to pacify the upset public once again knows no limits. Math skills or not getting with the latest technologies in data entry… is not the key problem. It is being caught.

 

 

 

Transparency is a word that is tooled by BLM policy to serve their own needs, which is not being transparent at all.

 

It is used like a detour in a traffic stop… over and over the promise of transparency reminds us of the fact that time goes by, with the ongoing empty promises of your agency, since Abbey used this clever approach to pacify the outraged public back in 2010.

 

What BLM protects is its own agenda – while implementing outrageous PR replies when being pressured into the national spotlight. The protection of horses is last on your list of priorities, as is real transparency and truly welcoming the public’s interest. We have been interested since years, and we hear the same old…. BLM is a disgrace Debbie, as nothing is revealed in honesty, effectiveness and unbiased ethical commitments that would reflect the blabbering discussions and promises of your Board Members at their yearly farce get togethers – it is just that, a blabbering on how to deal with the public mostly. Heck, shipping in a climatologist was done without delay – yet another ploy to emphasize your bigger plan yet serving it with an undeniable approach of giving weight to your ideas on how to wipe out more herds instead of coming up with plans on how to assist them in their rightful habitat in this challenging climate. Remove, remove, removest…. Ring a bell ? I think BLM would ship in the pope if he could assist in your games. With all the lands your agency has cleverly sabotaged away from our wild horses yet having experts at hands in climate…it would only take logic to return these lands to our wild horses and a shift away from BLM conspiracy traditions as we know it.

 

 

 

It is all a higher plan, I am sure the NAS report of tomorrow will yet be another wrap filled with goodies a la BLM tradition – how to ignore the real plight and preservation of our last wild horses befallen with the rogue agendas and schemes of this government, whilst the bureaucrats within your agency get orders from above on how to continue to pacify the public and pretend your agency gives a rat’s ass.

 

 

 

Shame on BLM for not delivering in reality and truth what BLM has been saying since years…. whilst the demise of our mustangs goes on at high speed… no delays there – right on track with it all…and hoping the public will once again buy the BS evasive make up they send out this time. Isn’t it getting tiring to hand out such lies instead of doing a job where one earns his salary doing real work, with positive lasting impact for those they are assigned to truly PROTECT ?”

 

 

 

BLOGGERS COMMENT:  While the BLM continues to inflict pain and suffering on these horses and burros, the Powers that Be, who have the authority to put an end to all of this DO NOT!!  Not only do the Powers that Be do nothing they allow the protected lands given to these horses by Legislated Authority to be exploited. 
 
Quote from Craig Downer’ speech:

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Speech for Wild Horse Summit, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 12, 2008, organized by ISPMB

 

 
My overall analysis reveals an effective displacement of the wild equids from at least three fourths of the public lands to which they are legally entitled as the “principal” presences for which to be managed.  These HA’s were supposed to be determined by where these equids were found at the passage of Public Law 92-195 – and I take this to mean not just the tiny portion of ground they stood on at the exact hour and date of the Act’s passage, but rather the home ranges of all the bands of every herd throughout the BLM/USFS West that was then occupied on a year-round basis.

 By taking the total number of livestock permittees on the public lands and proportioning this number relative to the percent of public lands that are original wild horse and burro herd areas or reduced herd management areas, I have obtained the following: there are approximately 4,522 livestock permittees grazing their livestock on the original 53,444,499 legal Herd Areas (BLM) or Territories (USFS) today.  This represents 20.6%, or about 1/5th of the livestock permittees on BLM and USFS lands.  However since the occupied HMA’s are much smaller than the original HA’s, there are approximately 2,914 permittees grazing their livestock on the reduced 34,441,150 acres in herd management areas/territories today.  This represents only 13%, or about 1/8th of the grazing permittees.”

 

 

Despite the proof positive that tainted horse meat is unfit for human consumption,

Politically incorrect. 

http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/politically-incorrect-alberta-politicians-and-horse-slaughter/

Excerpt:

“The law states that every horse that goes to slaughter MUST be accompanied with their original papers, to show their medical history & if they had been given drugs that are banned by the FDA & CFIA in animals intended for human consumption, yet this is impossible & rarely the case since so many horses have gone through multiple owners, are bought at auction & have even been stolen.”

“The most common drug that is given to horses, is Bute(Phenylbutazone) which is an analgesic (relieves pain) and anti-inflammatory medication, that is as common in horses, as aspirin is to people. The warning label reads; Health risks. Humans should not inhale or ingest Bute. Wash hands immediately after administering Bute. In humans, bone marrow, renal, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal side effects are associated with use of Phenylbutazone.”
“Bute is a drug that is not only banned in animals intended for human consumption, but a drug that never leaves the system once it had been administered. Tests may say that the carcass is free of Bute, but the tests is not done on the part of the carcass where Bute can be found (in the Kidneys). Therefore, no amount of guaranteeing a horse that has ever had Bute given to them, will ever make their meat safe to eat. Racehorses are also commonly sent to slaughter plants & we know they are given Bute, as is the case with any privately owned horse.”
“There has never been & never will be any way possible to ensure that horses going to slaughter, for the purpose of human consumption, are free of drugs such as Bute, yet no one in the Government seems to care. Why? Because horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets? That must be it, because there is not one benefit to horse slaughter, that isn’t monetary & that is only for those who benefit directly from the slaughter industry, which is only the people who are involved with horse slaughter (buyers, transporters, people in the plant, horse racing, PMU farms, Nurse mares, etc.) & the Government.
So I ask you, why is it not ok to allow consumers to eat tainted pork, beef, chicken, turkey or fish, but it is perfectly acceptable to allow consumers to eat tainted horse meat.”

“We need to force the Government to do the right thing, we must let them know that we will not allow our horses to be tortured, abused, maimed & killed in the most barbaric way, we will not tolerate them purposely poisoning people, just to make a buck. The time has come for them to get their heads out of their asses & smarten the hell up.

The Government needs to be held accountable for their irresponsible & selfish decisions & actions. The time for excuses, wool pulling, head in the sand & cover up’s are over. If they claim to not want to sell tainted beef, chicken, pork, etc, than they sure as hell shouldn’t be allowing tainted horse meat to be sold & exported”

If you have taken the time to read all of the above, the key words contained in the statement quoted are: “, yet no one in the Government seems to care. Why? Because horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets?”

“Horse slaughter is a great way to pad their wallets”

Valley Meat suit now in N.M. court

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/220700/news/valley-meat-suit-now-in-nm-court.html

horses continue to face Hell on Earth at the hands of the Bureau of Land Management. 

BLM Hell for Horses Burros

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BLM-HELL-for-Horses-Burros/304934532973547?id=304934532973547&sk=photos_stream

Bloggers Comment:

Horse slaughter is an excellent way to ensure that the cattle industry can also continue to move into grazing lands  that were designated as protected areas solely for Wild Horses and Burros,  without facing consequences.  Horse slaughter is also an excellent way for the continued destruction and exploitation  of natural habitat that was designated as protected areas solely for Wild Horses and Burros by large and profitable enterprises in the oil and mineral industries, which of course, you can rightly believe, make hefty political donations as well as filling government coffers with their tax dollars.

Canada has already become an International Disgrace for it’s continued Seal Hunt.  The EU, European Union, banned Canadian Seal Products yet Canada goes on it’s merry way doesn’t it? and spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in its campaign to convince members of the EU to allow Canadian Seal Products into their countries and to find new customers outside the EU.

Canada continues to be an International Disgrace by enabling the massive BLM roundups for the slaughter of Wild Horses not only in the US but in Canada as well.  This sign is located just outside Canada’s Capital City, Ottawa, Ontario.  Perhaps our Political Leaders NEED GLASSES!!!!

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Good News from the EU has come in.

Attempts to overturn the EU ban on Canadian Commercial Seal Products have been on going and the Canadian Government has spent millions in their pro-slaughter campaigns as well as we all know.

EU SealsThere is a huge difference between Inuit who hunt seals to provide food for their families and who DO NOT waste any part of the seals that are killed humanely and the Commercial Sealers who club seal pups and often skin them alive for the sole purpose of profit.

The debate has raged on for decades and despite the World Wide Protests  the Canadian Government has allowed this mass and horrific slaughter to continue despite the fact that the EU banned the importation of seal products obtained in this manner some time ago.

We have all seen the horrific pictures and videos published by major Animal Welfare Groups around the world.

Well, this time, there are no graphic and bloody pictures to include in this post.  Instead, please click on the Press Release to the left and read some good news for a change.

Anyone wishing a complete copy of the Judgement can contact me, and I will try to send via email to you.

Below is an Excerpt contained in the EU Judgment:

JUDGMENT OF THE GENERAL COURT (Seventh Chamber)

25 April 2013 (*)

(Trade in seal products – Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 – Detailed rules for implementation – Regulation (EU) No 737/2010 – Prohibition on placing such products on the market – Exception in favour of Inuit communities – Plea of illegality – Legal basis – Subsidiarity – Proportionality – Misuse of powers )

Judgment

 Facts, procedure and forms of order sought

1        On 16 September 2009, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 on trade in seal products (OJ 2009 L 286, p. 36) (‘the basic regulation’), which, according to Article 1 thereof, has as its purpose the establishment of harmonised rules concerning the placing on the market of seal products.

2        Article 3(1) of the basic regulation provides:

‘The placing on the market of seal products shall be allowed only where the seal products result from hunts traditionally conducted by Inuit and other indigenous communities and contribute to their subsistence. These conditions shall apply at the time or point of import for imported products.’

3        Recital 14 in the preamble to the basic regulation states in that regard that the fundamental economic and social interests of Inuit communities engaged in the hunting of seals as a means to ensure their subsistence should not be adversely affected. According to that recital, the hunt is an integral part of the culture and identity of the members of the Inuit society, and as such is recognised by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Therefore, the placing on the market of seal products which result from hunts traditionally conducted by Inuit and other indigenous communities and which contribute to their subsistence should be allowed.

4        It follows from Article 3(4) and Article 5(3) of the basic regulation that measures for, inter alia, the implementation of the authorisation in favour of Inuit communities have to be adopted by the European Commission.

5        Article 8 of the basic regulation provides that, although that regulation is to enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, Article 3 is to apply from 20 August 2010.

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38      Similarly, recitals 4 and 5 in the preamble to the basic regulation state that ‘[t]he hunting of seals has led to expressions of serious concerns by members of the public and governments sensitive to animal welfare considerations’ because of the suffering caused to those animals when they were killed and skinned, and that it was. ‘[i]n response to concerns of citizens and consumers about … animal welfare … and the possible presence on the market of products obtained from animals killed and skinned in a way that causes … suffering, [that] several Member States [had] adopted or intend[ed] to adopt legislation regulating trade in seal products by prohibiting the import and production of such products, while no restrictions [were] placed on trade in these products in other Member States’.

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42      Moreover, it should be noted that the protection of animal welfare is a legitimate objective in the public interest, the importance of which was reflected, in particular, in the adoption by the Member States of the Protocol on the protection and welfare of animals, annexed to the EC Treaty (OJ 1997 C 340, p. 110). Moreover, the Court has held on a number of occasions that the interests of the Union include the health and protection of animals (judgment of 10 September 2009 in Case C‑100/08 Commission v Belgium, not published in the ECR, paragraph 91).

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https://giftofloki.com/2011/10/08/mp-introduces-bill-to-ban-horse-meat-for-human-consumption/

Canadian Wild Horse Foundation has launched a Federal Petition

Canadian Wild Horse Foundation
PO BOX 320
Carrying Place ON K0K 1L0

canadianwildhorses@gmail.com
www.cwhfoundation.com

For Immediate Release
Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH) launches Federal Petition: Alberta Wild Horses. “Heritage Animal”
Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH) has launched a federal petition, which will be submitted to the Canadian House
of Commons August 2013. The petition urges the Government of Canada to protect the wild horses of Alberta by
designating them a “Heritage Animal”. The campaign to save Albertaʼs wild horses is actively supported by both local and
international equine enthusiasts and celebrity.

Today, the wild horses of Alberta fall under the “Stray Animals Act” which classifies them as feral and leaves them
severely unprotected under the Law. They are at serious risk of having their herd(s) population fall below the required
numbers needed to sustain the natural balance of a healthy gene pool. These horses have an abundance of natural
predators and harsh living conditions to contend with and are now forced to survive government licensed trapping that not
only send these magnificent animals into the slaughterhouses for human consumption but also seriously risk the future of
Albertaʼs wild horse herds. According to ESRD (Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development) between
December 2011 and February 2012 there were 216 wild horses captured through a possible 237 permit licenses
distributed by the ESRD. This was a record high cull.

Wild horses have roamed Albertaʼs Crown land for hundreds of years. They are born, live and die in the wild; they are not
a stray-animal. They have contributed to the natural eco-system for centuries and are an integral part of it. It is time we let
them live wild and free, so that future generations will be able to appreciate not only their contribution to our countries
history but their beauty in a natural environment.

Many Canadianʼs are unaware of the wild horseʼ existence and their immense contribution to the history of Canada. CWH
is working to change this. CWH believes it is of the utmost importance to protect the iconic wild horse herds of Alberta
before it is to late. The federal petition is in response to concerned citizens who have initiated letters, emails and phone
calls to political bodies that have fallen on deaf ears.

CWH is urging all Canadians to support the cause to save our wild horses by signing the federal petition available for
download on CWH Facebook, Google+ Linked In and You Tube Profiles.

About
Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH) is a group of determined citizens dedicated to the preservation and well being of
Canadaʼs wild horse population. CWH is securing not-for-profit status in Canada.
Mission
CWH is committed to educating the public about Canadaʼs wild horses and participating in the preservation of wild horse
populations by utilizing strategic awareness campaigns and supporting other like-minded equine groups and concerned
citizens.

For media inquiries or further information:

E: canadianwildhorses@gmail.com
Catherine Betts, Founder CEO
Adrienne Calvert, Partner Executive Director
http://cwhfoundation.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/company/3088336?trk=NUS_CMPY_TWIT
https://www.facebook.com/CanadianWildHorseFoundation.FederalPetition
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103274571427812589676
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWHCY-rAp41FyyEE5DyTSQ

 

PLEASE HELP SAVE THE WILD HORSES OF ALBERTA!

https://giftofloki.com/2012/11/02/please-help-save-the-wild-horses-of-alberta/

Received via email 27 October 2012

***URGENT!!!*** PLEASE  read this report on horse slaughter plants in Canada and help put a FULL STOP on the slaughter of Canada’s precious wild horses in Alberta!  Cull starting Nov. 1st.  Thank you.

http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/sg-chdcbehindcloseddoorsoct22wlinks.pdf

PLEASE HELP SAVE THE WILD HORSES OF ALBERTA!
Did you know…any time after November 1st, the government can issue capture licenses to horse trappers? AND that 99% of all wild horses captured end up slaughtered!?

Please write to Diana McQueen and tell her to stop the cull of the Wild Horses of Alberta!

Information and Sample Letter provided at the following website:

WILD HORSES OF ALBERTA SOCIETY

http://northernhorse.com/wildhorses/

YOU CAN ALSO WRITE TO HON. ALISON REDFORD, PREMIER OF ALBERTA

In addition to writing to Diana McQueen (see my earlier posts) please also write to: the Premier of Alberta and ask her to stop the cull of the Wild Horses of Alberta starting Nov 1st. Thank you!

canadaonline.about.com/od/premiers/a/writepremierab.htm

Email Address: premier@gov.ab.ca.

Mailing Address: The Honourable Alison Redford Premier of Alberta 307 Legislature Bldg 10800 – 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB …

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Renown author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy”, Mr. Craig Downer will be presenting in London ,Ontario, CANADA next month and I urge any and all of you who are fighting to save both American and Canadian horses from the horrors found in slaughterhouses to attend.  Believe me you will find his presentation enlightening as well as thought provoking and it will light your fire to act in a very positive direction to preserve this heritage species, and to put an end to the Canadian participation which enables the war on both US and Canadian horses.

I feel very privileged to work with all who fight so diligently to ensure that wild equines as well as  domesticated horses do not continue to face the never ending harassment and the houses of horror called slaughter plants.

Craig has dedicated himself to the Saving of Wild Horses and Burros in the U.S. and has revealed the truth about just what these magnificent horses and burros face in their never ending battle to remain alive and free.

https://giftofloki.com/2011/09/24/forever-wild-and-free-mr-craig-downers-full-unedited-speech-revealing-the-truth-about-the-blm-roundups-and-plight-of-u-s-wildhorses/

FOREVER WILD AND FREE

By Craig C. Downer, Wild Horse Ecologist

P.O. Box 456, Minden, NV 89423; ccdowner@yahoo.com

Speech for Wild Horse Summit, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 12, 2008, organized by ISPMB

Though the horse family is endangered world wide, wild horses and burros on public land remain on the very bottom of the totem pole of priorities of both the Bureau of Land Management & U.S. Forest Service.  These are the two agencies charged by law with protecting & managing them.  These two “national heritage species,” have rights to live free that are covered by the unanimously passed Public Law 92-195 and that are supported by many millions of ordinary U.S. citizens as well as people worldwide.  For these and other sundry reasons, the extent of livestock grazing and the number of permittees involved both in the original Herd Areas and in reduced Herd Management Areas should be clearly spelled out to the public – but this is not currently the case!

The poster below was sent to me via Craig and with permission I am including it in this Blog post.Craig Downer  London ON visit

I have also included links to prior posts which I have on this Blog, all related to the continuing fight to end horse slaughter.    To see all posts, just type in wildhorses into the search box at the top right of the Blog page.

Note the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition is very active here in Canada and has published many articles on their own site as well.

Did you know that the Japanese also import live horses from Canada, to slaughter in their own country???  These animals are enclosed in containers so cramped they cannot move and then set sail over open seas to Japan.

http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/ctv-news-in-saskatoon-reports-on-japan-shipments/

Recent scandals in the EU whereby horse meat was sold in various food products to unsuspecting consumers, the EU has banned the import of horsemeat from the US.  Canada however continues to accept US wild horses into this country for slaughter and shipping horse meat out of Canada.

CHDC Reposts “Proof of CFIA Failure”, Phenylbutazone Positive Horse Sent to Slaughter and Through the Food Chain

https://giftofloki.com/2013/02/17/chdc-reposts-proof-of-cfia-failure-phenylbutazone-positive-horse-sent-to-slaughter-and-through-the-food-chain/

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/01/18/uk-burger-factory-at-a-standstill-after-more-horse-meat-is-found-in-food-chain/

http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/01/18/horse-meat-scandal-hit-tesco-at-centre-of-twitter-backlash-after-customer-care-message-which-told-followers-its-staff-will-hit-the-hayy/

In the Name of Beef: How Cattle Ranching Could Drive Wild Horses to Extinction

http://freefromharm.org/author/admin/

Dirty little secret: Canada’s slaughter industry under fire

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/canada-bloodies-her-hands-as-usual-end-this-now/

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1032379–dirty-little-secret-canada-s-slaughter-industry-under-fire

4 Slaughter Houses in Quebec, 1 slaughter house in Alberta

This Billboard is just outside of Ottawa, Ontario

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Is it bad enough for you? Wild Horses 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_1KDf8bwY

This chart shows the number of horse imported into this country for slaughter, despite the FACT that the US banned slaughter for horsemeat in the early 2000′s.  The US closed down her own slaughter houses and Canada took on the role of slaughtering these magnificent wild American horses!!!!

https://giftofloki.com/2011/10/29/the-bureau-of-land-grabbing-management-the-us-organized-catastrophe-of-incompetence/

BLM – Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Roundups Lack Oversight for Animal Welfare

The reality of our wild horses NEEDS OUR ACTION and INVOLVEMENT now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK6WM1-xmv4

People fear the press release may be lip service. See below.  Please prove otherwise. The record shows little real exposure for this crisis. Many people feel that HSUS donors deserve to know. Especially during this holiday time.. when people are targeted to donate to “give love” etc. The public is your backbone for a possible national educational campaign. We know the horrors are real, the cruelty is real and the numbers are inflated. HSUS must act now before more irreversible damage is done.

Most of HSUS donors across the US do not know what is done to our wild horses and burros. Who could educate better than you ? We want the plight of mustangs and your concerns to reach the general public with newsletters, links on website and educational materials with real footage and incidents as they DO go down,  to be included. Millions could be reached, millions who know nothing about this tragedy. It lies much deeper than horses – if you have not read the book by Craig Downer, “The Wild Horse Conspiracy”, please do so. It will tell the tale of the West, and the reality of the last 4 decades. Even those who worked for BLM once, would be amazed to learn the truth. It is not a work of fiction or staged on personal greedit is the truth and it is time for the truth to be accepted and live up to your name.

 

We must all work together to save one of our most Sacred & Natural Resources…The American Wild Horses!  Horses are our Natural Heritage & Legacy, and should share a place with the American Eagle as our National Symbol!  Think for a moment where this country would be if it had not been for Horses!  It surely doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out…WE WOULD NOT BE THE COUNTRY WE ARE TODAY!  So, let’s not serve up our Horses on dinner plates, so that other countries can eat them!  Please, let us ALL Work together for a common goal…Saving the American Wild Horses!

 

Please maintain the pressure and demand change now, tell the real story to Americans – it’s been hidden too long. A turn around only comes from true willingness to achieve it. The challenge is big, yet HSUS is a powerhouse that can help in this mission. It is time – as you noted, the horrors go on, and the hasty evictions do too. BLM needs to be held accountable in a society of 21st century, civilized values – not get away with constant unacceptable deceptive tactics, lies and methods that remind of indifferent savagery.

 

HSUS : Tell  America what is really going on. We all feel this could be the puzzle piece adding the momentum needed in this mission. HSUS ought to cater to the animals’ needs in question here, not the propaganda by those who inflict their suffering and plight. After all, BLM didn’t even meet your PZP expectations in your dealings with them. No time to lose, this is now most urgent. Your latest newsletter reached my inbox. “Give Love”… I agree.

Thank you for your time.

Monika Courtney

Wild Horse escapes containment pen and continues to run with his dangling broken leg.

Video and email sent to me via my Colorado contact who submitted same to BLM with her below comments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ne3ppBnbr7g

“ No matter what we work for or on whose side we are – this link shows a horse running with a broken leg during a round up. We know accidents happen. But this is bad. You can’t possibly blow this off as just another bad luck event in the minority ? If your wranglers are so professional as your agency claims, this would not happen. Trap pens would be better designed. There is a problem when horses break their necks and legs like this.  For God’s sake, this must stop, Tom ! This is America, not the third world of savagery – BLM has got to stop this cruel treatment and find better ways to prevent this. To you it’s just a statistic, to this horse, it was his life, his freedom. He suffered horribly and I cannot fathom the fact that anyone within your agency can allow such horrid mishaps. BLM must improve – are we at least agreeable on this one part ???  And better sooner than later. We have been waiting ! Please respond.  “

 

Animals’ Angels Inc.

Investigation of the TDA

Export Pens

and the Chula Vista Slaughter Horse

Collecting Station in Eagle Pass, TX

Recent Investigation in Mexico Reveals Continuing Non Compliance with EU Standards

http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101655399670-307/Animals%27+Angels+Investigation+at+the+Eagle+Pass+Export+Pens+in+Texas.pdf

 http://www.animalsangels.org/news/541-animals-angels-usa-exposes-the-truth-of-horse-slaughter.html

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/11/30/wild-horses-risk

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For Immediate Release

 CWH launches Federal Petition: Alberta Wild Horses. “Heritage Animal”


Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH) has launched a federal petition, which will be submitted to the Canadian House of Commons August 2013. The petition urges the Government of Canada to protect the wild horses of Alberta by designating them a “Heritage Animal” and will be represented in the House by Blake Richards – Member of Parliament, Wild Rose Party Alberta. The campaign to save Alberta’s wild horses is actively supported by both local and international equine enthusiasts and celebrity.

Today, the wild horses of Alberta fall under the “Stray Animals Act” which classifies them as feral and leaves them severely unprotected under the Law. They are at serious risk of having their herd(s) population fall below the required numbers needed to sustain the natural balance of a healthy gene pool. These horses have an abundance of natural predators and harsh living conditions to contend with and are now forced to survive government licensed trapping that not only send these magnificent animals into the slaughterhouses for human consumption but also seriously risk the future of Alberta’s wild horse herds. According to ESRD (Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development) between December 2011 and February 2012 there were 216 wild horses captured through a possible 237 permit licenses distributed by the ESRD. This was a record high cull.

 

Wild horses have roamed Alberta’s Crown land for hundreds of years. They are born, live and die in the wild; they are not a stray-animal. They have contributed to the natural eco-system for centuries and are an integral part of it. It is time we let them live wild and free, so that future generations will be able to appreciate not only their contribution to our Countries history but their beauty in a natural environment.

Many Canadian’s are unaware of the wild horse’ existence and their immense contribution to the history of Canada. CWH is working to change this. CWH believes it is of the utmost importance to protect the iconic wild horse herds of Alberta before it is to late. The federal petition is in response to concerned citizens who have initiated letters, emails and phone calls to political bodies that have fallen on deaf ears.

Petition Download (English)
www.dropbox.com/s/ewr3aijg67z510u/Federal%20Petition%20Package.pdf

Petition Download (French)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/by1morkuujmsu99/CHEVAUX%20SAUVAGES%20-
%20HERITAGE%20ANIMAL%20DE%20L%27ALBERTA-PETITION%20FEDERALE.pdf

For media inquiries:
E: canadianwildhorses@gmail.com
Catherine Betts Founder, CEO
P: 613-965-5960
Adrienne Calvert

 

CWH is urging all Canadians to support the cause to save our wild horses by signing the federal petition available for download on CWH Facebook, Google+ and You Tube Profiles.

 

 

About

 

Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH) is a group of determined citizens dedicated to the preservation and well being of Canada’s wild horse population. CWH is securing not-for-profit status in Canada.

 

Mission

 

CWH is committed to educating the public about Canada’s wild horses and participating in the preservation of wild horse populations by utilizing strategic awareness campaigns and supporting other like-minded equine groups and concerned citizens. 

 

 

 

For media inquiries of further information:

 

 

E: canadianwildhorses@gmail.com

 

Catherine Betts – Founder. CEO

P: 613-965-5960

 

Adrienne Calvert – Executive Director

P: 647-274-2608

 


https://www.facebook.com/CanadianWildHorseFoundation.FederalPetition

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103274571427812589676

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWHCY-rAp41FyyEE5DyTSQ

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