Articles - Equine Welfare

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Calgary Vet Students Care for Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations Horses

Equine veterinary students from the University of Calgary are now doing rotations at the Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations, just outside the city.

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Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter

The results of a recent poll show that two-thirds of Canadians are opposed to the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption.

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U.S. Passes Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act

In an important victory for Tennessee Walking Horses, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act.

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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.