Protesters target Alison Redford over wild horse cull

Canadians protest horse cull






Activists shouted, waved placards as their Premier attended Year of the Horse celebrations in Chinatown. The fight to stop Canadian horse culling (capture and killing of wild horses) goes on. ~ HfH

From: CBC News

Canadians protest horse cull

Protesters picketed outside a restaurant in Chinatown where the premier was attending an event to mark the Year of the Horse. (CBC)

A group of animal rights protesters tried to catch up with the premier while she attended a celebration to mark the Year of the Horse in Calgary’s Chinatown last night.

Activist Mona Jorgensen said it was an ironic visit given that the provincial government issued 200 permits to cull wild horses this year in Alberta.

“We’re hoping that we can grab Premier Redford’s attention and make her understand that she should put a stop to this and listen to some alternative solutions,” said Jorgensen.

“We’d like to save the horses. We understand the committee that was put together has some conflicting information as far as the count.”

The province estimates there are 980 wild horses near Sundre based on an aerial survey done before the June floods and this year’s harsh winter. That number is up from 853 the year before.

But Jorgensen said private aerial surveys of the wild horse population don’t match up with the province’s numbers.

And she believes contraceptives, rather than a cull, could be used to control the population.

Jorgensen said the culled horses would most likely end up in slaughterhouses.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
3 Comments
  • V Fisher

    The Advisory Committee is made up of pro-slaughter groups with Bouvry Meats frontman, Bill desBarres heading up HWAC and Alberta Equestrian Federation, and cattle ranchers who want the land for their feral invasive cattle, and who also trap the horses and send them to slaughter. Other self-interest groups include Forestry, hunters, and Oil & Gas Companies who want the horses out of their way, so they can make money on our public lands. Only one voice speaks for the horses, that being Bob Henderson of WHOAS. WHOAS submitted a management plan some 10 years ago and continues to submit humane options for the wild horses, but all are ignored. Ariel counts have been conducted showing only 68 horses in the Sundre capture area and a total of 103 horses in the overall entire area. Redford and ESRD refuse to listen, refuse to do their own count, and continue to lie and deceive the general public. Their response to all of this has been to put a complete ban on requests under the Freedom of Information Act, which is illegal as they are mandated by their own Statute. We have requested the cull be stopped until accurate numbers are obtained. REQUEST DENIED!! A recent fly-over showed only 3 foals in the capture area herds. Floods in June and an extremely harsh winter have already decimated the herds, and numbers are extremely low. Capture permits allowing 196 horses to be taken have been issued, and will completely wipe out entire herds. Raise your voices Horse Warriors!

    February 13, 2014
  • V Fisher

    The Advisory Committee is made up of pro-slaughter groups with Bouvry Meats frontman, Bill desBarres heading up HWAC and Alberta Equestrian Federation, and cattle ranchers who want the land for their feral invasive cattle, and who also trap the horses and send them to slaughter. Other self-interest groups include Forestry, hunters, and Oil & Gas Companies who want the horses out of their way, so they can make money on our public lands. Only one voice speaks for the horses, that being Bob Henderson of WHOAS. WHOAS submitted a management plan some 10 years ago and continues to submit humane options for the wild horses, but all are ignored. Ariel counts have been conducted showing only 68 horses in the Sundre capture area and a total of 103 horses in the overall entire area. Redford and ESRD refuse to listen, refuse to do their own count, and continue to lie and deceive the general public. Their response to all of this has been to put a complete ban on requests under the Freedom of Information Act, which is illegal as they are mandated by their own Statute. We have requested the cull be stopped until accurate numbers are obtained. REQUEST DENIED!! A recent fly-over showed only 3 foals in the capture area herds. Floods in June and an extremely harsh winter have already decimated the herds, and numbers are extremely low. Capture permits allowing 196 horses to be taken have been issued, and will completely wipe out entire herds. Raise your voices Horse Warriors!

    February 14, 2014
  • Nancy Albin

    I will keep making phone calls & fighting for what I know is “RIGHT” for our Wild Horses. I can not believe that this has gone this far I live in Nevada where what used to be the home of the “Wild Horses” & now I’m lucky if I see one a month & it sickens me to know end! I moved here to live with the “Wild Horses” & now I moved with the sound of helicopters at the moment i am so tired of this continued massive destruction of “America” as a country & what we are all about has been destroyed by cattle ranchers big oil government “Our Own” government is killing a part of us that we will never be able to get back. This has to stop I am hurting so bad for the Wild Horses everyday! We have got to find a way to stop this completely we have been able to save some & slow it down a little but enough is enough!!!

    March 2, 2014