Life-sized wild horse statues built at museum

Sundre Canada Historical District

First thing you do is let a foreign company build a horse slaughterhouse, then you send all the horses to their death, pocket a bunch of money, build a couple of statues of horses and tell everyone about all the wonderful things horses have done. Sounds perfectly logical, right? How long will it be before these statues are the only reminders our children have of the magnificent animals we destroyed because of the greed of a few? ~ Jerry

From: Sundre Round Up
By: Patricia Riley

Sundre Canada Historical DistrictThe Sundre & District Historical Society is paying homage to the area’s wild horse population through the addition of life-sized statues at the Sundre Museum.

One of the two statues is already standing outside of the main reception building at the museum. The other statue will be completed by the end of July, according to Jack Nichol, president of the society.

The two seal brown fibreglass horses will be reared up on their hind legs and facing each other.

Julian Lee, the ice sculptor from Calgary who has attended the museum’s annual Winterfest celebration for the past few years, is creating the statues.

Both statues are costing the society roughly $15,000. So far, $7,000 has been raised through local donations.

Nichol said the society plans to pay for the statues in full through local donations, and the society is paying the sculptor as they raise the money.

Nichol believes the wild horse statues add an important part of history to the museum.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Helene Mowka

    Calgary and Horse Slaughter. Those words wre synonomous. How dare they spend all that money to commemorate an animal whose extinction they are fostering. Is this so their great grandchildren can see wha a horse looked like, because there will be no more wild horses alive by the time they have managed to slaughter all the ones brought in over the border from the United States and those they actually breed for the meat industry.

    While in Germany, visiting relatives, I visited the concentration camp remains of Dachau. The pall over that town that still remains after all these years made me ill. I have never been to Calgary; but I am sure that town has the same aura and feeling of evil intent.

    Build your statues you bastards; and pray that the hell you made for these aimals is not your own Karma in the making.

    July 2, 2014
  • Anne Streeter

    You’ve got to be kidding – a statue to replace and represent all the beautiful creatures that they have destroyed! Do they not see the inconsistency?!

    July 2, 2014
  • V Fisher

    Helene Mowka: AGREE! I live in Alberta and we are fighting very hard to keep our wildies, and we are winning! We are also fighting very hard to end horse slaughter. Please send a copy of your email to Calgary Mayor Nenshi, Alberta Premier Dave Hancock, and Prime Minister Steven Harper.

    July 2, 2014
  • Letty Grayson

    Helene Mowka cuts right to the truth of this travesty. Hats off to her!!

    July 2, 2014
  • kumadee

    I’m a big believer in Karma! I have refused to visit or spend one dime in Canada until they stop the wholesale slaughter of American/Wild/Healthy Horses for the sole purposes of making a buck off their misery and until they update their animal welfare policies.

    July 2, 2014
  • Laureen

    Shall we ask Jason Bradley to contribute/donate to these statues? Bastard!!

    July 3, 2014