Tag Archives: horses

Why Horse Slaughter Must End in Canada

Although TRACS no longer is directly involved with the CHDC, we support the project and will keep you updated on what is new and upcoming. If you have any questions or concerns regarding horses, please contact: Sinikka Crosland | info@defendhorsescanada.org or call 250-681-1408 The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is an umbrella organization dedicated to… Read more

Calgary Stampede tragedies

Today’s terrible news of another horse’s death at the Calgary Stampede sends a clear message that the tradition of animal abuse in the name of entertainment must be stopped at the Calgary Stampede. Since July 9th, five horses have died at the Stampede, which ends on July 18th. TRACS supports the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS)… Read more

Please Help a Herd of At-Risk Horses!

Please Help a Herd of At-Risk Horses!

We are currently assisting with a rescue of semi-wild horses in Vernon, B.C. These animals are at risk of starvation or being sent for slaughter. It all began with a local rancher’s testimony: “I saw a two year old horse who had escaped in the spring with a halter on. The owner had attempted without… Read more

Happy Endings: Jack’s Adoption Story

Happy Endings: Jack’s Adoption Story

We’re thrilled to hear that “Jack”, an ex-carriage horse from Vancouver, B.C., has been relocated for training. A 12-year-old Clydesdale, Jack had developed a kicking problem somewhere along the way and, despite his otherwise friendly nature, was somewhat more of a handful than his initial rescuers had anticipated. Word soon spread in the horse community… Read more

Alert: PMU Foals at Risk!

URGENT NEWS from the Animali Farm Nov 22nd, 2006 http://www.theanimalifarm.com/ Winter has come early in Alberta and that’s bad news for the mares and foals living on PMU ranches there. No longer needed for the production of hormone replacement therapy drugs, these equines need a place to go, and fast. Because there is not enough… Read more

Press Release: PMU Horses in Danger of Slaughter

From United Animal Nations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second major Wyeth “layoff” puts tens of thousands of horses in danger of slaughter. UAN calls upon pharmaceutical giant to act responsibly, offers adoption Web site as alternative. CONTACT: Alexis Raymond, United Animal Nations, (916) 429-2457 or (916) 204-3831 ——————————————————————————– SACRAMENTO, CA (April 26, 2005) Upon learning that… Read more

Press Release: Canadians on Horse Slaughter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: http://www.ipsos-na.com/news/pressrelease.cfm?id=2252 Canadians On Horse Slaughter Two-Thirds Of Canadians Do Not Believe In Slaughter Of Canadian Horses For Human Consumption Vancouver, BC According to a new Ipsos-Reid poll conducted on behalf of B.C. based TRACS, “The Responsible Animal Care Society”, two-thirds (64%) of adult Canadians “do not believe in the slaughter of Canadian horses… Read more

Feedlot Rescue

Feedlot Rescue

In mid-August 2003, TRACS received a phone call from a Kelowna citizen who expressed concerns about ten horses that she and a friend had viewed in the local feedlot. Sure enough–amongst huge piles of fly-infested manure, bits of broken pipe, wire, and pieces of jagged cement–a small herd of horses awaited shipment to Fort Macleod,… Read more

Stories: The Story of Molly

By Kathy M. Sabin In the summer of 2002 I received an e-mail from a friend, asking anyone who could, ……. to help. I read the message and decided to look into things a little further. I got in touch with Sinikka Crosland, from Canada, who was the listed contact person. She told me that… Read more