‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

AVA VOGEL in action.

Did you see this? Oct. 2 (UPI) — An Alberta, Canada, teenager whose skills at emulating the movements of a horse -- including quadrupedal jumps — went viral online is now being featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Horse girl" Ava Vogel, 17, of Edmonton, said she started emulating the movements of horses about six… Continue reading ‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

Bouvry horse slaughter plant closing for a week

GLOBALNEWS.CA (May 1, 2020 — Another meat processing plant in Alberta has been affected by COVID-19, with one employee at Bouvry Exports testing positive earlier this week. Bouvry Exports processes a variety of meats, including beef, bison, elk, and horse. Its location just off Highway 3 near Fort Macleod, Alta. processes approximately 1,000 animals each week.… Continue reading Bouvry horse slaughter plant closing for a week

No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races consistently result in injury and death of the horses used for this barbaric and archaic event.

Retired chuckwagon driver concerned sport won't survive if rodeos cancelled Natalie Valleau, reporting for CBC News, writes on Mar 25, 2020: The rodeo world is worried about the future of the Calgary Stampede this summer and many are wondering how the pandemic will impact their sport. Last week, the Calgary Stampede temporarily laid off 80 per… Continue reading No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Advocacy group wants protection for Alberta’s wild horses

SUNDRE — Bob Henderson’s love affair with wild horses began almost 50 years ago and he’s become a passionate advocate for the ponies that roam the Rocky Mountain foothills of west-central Alberta. “I was in the woods and this black stallion comes charging through the trees at me. He snorted and blew — and that… Continue reading Advocacy group wants protection for Alberta’s wild horses

Tracking Canada’s horse slaughter trade from Alberta to Japan

HORSE SLAUGHTER. Source Article: VICE. By Anna Brooks (June 15, 2017) — Walking through the Calgary International Airport, you'll pass a bronze statue of wild horses running. Entitled "Breakaway," the immortalized horses were intended to be a metaphor for Calgary's spirit and strength. But there's another story of horses at the Calgary airport, a story some… Continue reading Tracking Canada’s horse slaughter trade from Alberta to Japan

Vet seeks reproductive alternative to cull of Alberta wild horses

Wild Horse Alberta Canada. Tooth and Claw Photography.

KATHRYN McMACKIN reporting for the Cochrane Eagle reports: "As the debate continues surrounding the government-appointed wild horse cull in Alberta, one veterinarian has been researching a more sustainable solution to manage the free-ranging horse population: a safe method of contraception. "Dr. Judith Samson-French is no stranger to utilizing contraception as a management tool — she’s… Continue reading Vet seeks reproductive alternative to cull of Alberta wild horses