Articles - Equine Welfare

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2019 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Deaths Total 6

Six chuckwagon horses died during this year’s Calgary Stampede. In one incident, the driver who caused the wreck was fined $10,000,

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Horse-Drawn Cart Accidents in PEI Prompt Road Safety Review

For the second time this year, a horse-drawn cart has been involved in a collision with an automobile in Kings County, Prince Edward Island.

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Canadian Government Sued Over Transport of Horses for Meat

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding violations of sections of the Health of Animals Regulations.

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Ontario Has a New Toll-Free Hotline to Report Animal Abuse

On June 29, 2019, Ontario's interim animal protection model came into effect to keep animals safe as the province transitions to a new system.

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Sentencing in Smalls Case

The investigation into David, Victoria and Jason Small for the neglect of horses in their care has ended in a jail sentence for the entire family.

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OSPCA Amendment Act Passes as Interim Safety Measure

Ontario has passed a temporary safety measure to keep animals safe while the province transitions to an improved animal protection enforcement system.