One man dead after collision with horse transport

Overturned truck was headed to slaughter house

The number of horses slaughtered in Canada is something we choose not to think about here in the United States. It is only when tragedy strikes in a public place that the ugly business of Canadian horse slaughter is seen. In this case a horse transport tractor trailer is overturned. 15 of the 27 horses survived…well long enough to meet their end in an abattoir. ~ HfH

From: Global News – Canada
By: Shawn Knox

Overturned truck was headed to slaughter house

RCMP are currently on the scene of a serious two vehicle collision that claimed the life of one man just east of Regina.

REGINA – RCMP were called Thursday afternoon to a serious two vehicle collision that claimed the life of one man just east of Regina.

Police responding at Highway 1 near the Balgonie entrance found a tractor trailer carrying horses and a SUV collided.

The SUV attempted to cross the highway from the town of Balgonie and was hit by the semi in the eastbound lanes.

The 85 year-old SUV driver from Hubbard, Sask. died in the crash. The driver of the semi was uninjured.

The semi-trailer had 27 slaughter horses in it, and since the trailer was overturned it was a long process to remove the animals and assess the scene inside.

Several livestock experts, including local veterinarians, were on hand to assist with the horses.

Of the 27 horses in the trailer, 15 survived. 3 out of the 12 horses that died were put down by RCMP on the advice of vets on scene.

Later that night after the horses were removed and emergency crews were about to move the semi off the road, it caught on fire and the Balgonie Fire department returned to extinguish the blaze.

The collision remains under investigation by police.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
5 Comments
  • arlene

    This type of stuff is not a coincidence any longer , either it is divine intervention or the work of some other venue………….. All of this must be stopped , NO HORSE SLAUGHTER PLEASE< for the sake of all involved and life for the precious horses!!!!!! !!!!!! We were all given minds to use for the good of all, LETS USE THEM wisely !!!!!!!

    September 27, 2014
  • Shannon

    Perhaps in the US prefers to be a bunch of ostriches with their heads firmly planted in the sand, or elsewhere; the ugly truth is that the United States trucks thousands of horses to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered. Canada is just doing the dirty work in the very ugly business of horses’s that North Americans decide to cast away

    September 27, 2014
  • cindymendoza47

    with the throughbred industries at full tilt reporting 22,000 live births . and with the b.l.m. sneaking horses out the back gate and have not seen the aqha’s report on what they are doing ? nurse horse industry , premirnen , autions, the poor horses don’t stand a chance in hell against all the evil this world has against them . if we can’t get the polititcans to listen to reason , i’m really not sure we have anyone in politics with a brain larger than that of an ostrich or one that is not being led around by the ring in his or her nose . i’m guessing that we are the minority that just give as**t to much and i am so proud that we are .may god intrevene so much more .

    September 28, 2014
  • MS

    MY HEART BREAKS! FOR EVERYONE! HORSES INCLUDED!

    PLEASE! LET THE HORSES LIVE! DO NOT SLAUGHTER THEM — DO NOT SLAUGHTER THEM ANYWHERE, WHETHER HERE IN THE US, WHETHER IN CANADA, WHETHER IN MEXICO!

    PLEASE LET OUR HORSES LIVE — BRING THEM TO SANCTUARIES AND RESCUE RANCHES!

    DO NOT MURDER OUR HORSES!

    September 28, 2014
  • I see your points here. If I am elected to the Congress (House of Representatives-TN), I will assist you in any way I can. If the 6th District is taken by the other Independent (Mike Winton) who specifically will support you, together we may be able to do something positive here. Regards, Dr. Robert Rankin Doggart. Please see http://www.doggartforcongress.com.

    September 28, 2014