Two men arrested in Alberta wild horse shooting murder (CAN)

Charges pending against a third man LIZ BROWN reports for The Horse: Law enforcement authorities have arrested two men and a 13-year-old boy in connection with the shooting of a pregnant mare near Sundre, Alberta, last year. Jason Nixon, 29, and Earl Anderson, 40, both from the Sundre area, have been charged with killing cattle… Continue reading Two men arrested in Alberta wild horse shooting murder (CAN)

Wild ponies of the Bronson Forest are now safe (CAN)

The Bronson Forest wild ponies are now safe, but the protection plan is for ponies only, says Allison Wall in a post for the Meridian Booster. The wild ponies of the Bronson Forest are now safe, but protected area status for the region is a different issue. Late last week the Saskatchewan government passed Bill… Continue reading Wild ponies of the Bronson Forest are now safe (CAN)

Trainer says free-roaming horses are indigenous species (CAN)

Viewing free-roaming horses as wildlife rather than feral livestock may help reduce the shootings and other cruelties that have taken place in the West Country, says a horse trainer from Sundre. But a feral horse by any other name is still a horse, and the person or people who have been shooting them won’t care… Continue reading Trainer says free-roaming horses are indigenous species (CAN)

Wild horse deaths still a mystery (CAN)

Cross-posted from Red Deer Advocate It’s baffling that no one has come forward with tips on who is killing the wild horses of the West Country despite a $21,000 reward for information, says Wild Horses of Alberta Society president Bob Henderson. “It’s totally surprising. Nobody is saying anything. No information,” said Henderson, a former police… Continue reading Wild horse deaths still a mystery (CAN)

Reward for wild horse killers grows (CAN)

By KATIE SCHNEIDER | Edmonton Sun | Posted May 4, 2009 CALGARY -- The senseless slaughter of four wild horses near Sundre has garnered international outrage, while the reward to catch their killer has grown again, to $25,000. The shooting deaths of four horses, including a foal about to be born, has struck a chord… Continue reading Reward for wild horse killers grows (CAN)

Wild-horse cull unjustified, aboriginal leader says (CAN)

Wild horses are being murdered in Canada on behalf of cows, who of course have no say, and would vote against it if they could, because there really is no connection. It's about greed and land and whatever. There are some humans, at least, who are not fooled, and we say hooray for them. LARRY… Continue reading Wild-horse cull unjustified, aboriginal leader says (CAN)

Shooting wild horses now outlawed (Canada)

By The EDMONTON JOURNAL EDMONTON - Snares, weapons and vehicles can no longer be used to capture wild horses, according to a change in the provincial Stray Animals Act. The government changed the legislation after hearing concerns that wild horses were being treated inhumanely, said Eilish Lemieux, spokeswoman with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. The amendments… Continue reading Shooting wild horses now outlawed (Canada)