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[RC] Intervention needed for 100 starved Arabians going to meat auction in Alberta - Karen Everhart

Title: Re: Intervention needed for 100 starved Arabians going to meat auction in Alberta
We have Canadian members on RideCamp and HorsesCTR - perhaps SOMEONE can help these horses; even if it is just ONE.  My source says that despite rescue by the SPCA - they are going to slaughter auction on Thursday.
 
Karen Everhart MEd
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The national news said last night that a few organizations were trying to save the odd horse but most would be sold for meat. Here are some links:


http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=ef8e5b2a-8916-4035-aecf-af0b2ae3ac0a&k=94573


According to the Arabian Breeders Network website, the surviving horses will be auctioned off on Thursday. Tex Kam, communications director for the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry, went to the auction mart in Clyde. Alta., on Saturday to help the SPCA identify some of the seized horses.
He said about 30 per cent were "emaciated, basically just skin and bones." About half were skinny, although the remaining 20 per cent were in good condition. The average Arabian, he said, is worth between $1,500 and $2,500.
Kam said he knows Hinz-Schleuter but hasn't seen him in eight years.
The SPCA's investigation is ongoing but results are expected in two weeks.
Penalties for ill-treatment of animals can include a prohibition order and a fine of up to $20,000. Police are not expected to get involved in the case and no charges have been laid. Bill desBarres, a board member of Alberta Farm Animal Care, said these types of situations are not common in Alberta. "They are very, very rare."