SAVE ALBERTA'S WILD HORSES - A HERITAGE ANIMAL
  • Petitioning Honourable Stephen Harper

This petition will be delivered to:

Prime Minister of Canada
Honourable Stephen Harper
Office of the Minister, Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation
Honourable Christine Cusanelli
Alberta Feral Horses
ESRD
Minister of the Environment
Honourable Leona AGLUKKAQ
Minister of Heritage
Shelly Glover
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Honourable Robin Campbell
Alberta Premier
Premier Dave Hancock, QC (PC)

SAVE ALBERTA'S WILD HORSES - A HERITAGE ANIMAL

    1. Adrienne Calvert
    2. Petition by

      Adrienne Calvert

      toronto, Canada

Alberta Canada is home to one of our national treasures, the majestic native wild horse. Our Canadian mustangs are a symbol of Canada's rich heritage and should be treated as a revered and protected native animal.
In Western Canada, horse populations once numbered in the millions. Currently, unprotected and routinely "culled" these wild horses are being indiscriminately sent to slaughter for human consumption. An ariel count performed by the ESRD in March 2013 estimated 980 wild horses were living in the Rocky Mountian foothills. 31 per cent of the total wild horse herd has been trapped in the past two seasons and in January of 2014 another record capture season, to cull 200 wild horses, was announced by the ESRD. If we don't act now to study and protect them, Alberta's wild horses will be gone and forever lost.

I'm calling on all Canadians and the International community to join me in demanding that the Canadian Government, both Provincial and Federal, finally commit to protect our wild horses by creating cohesive legislation under which all our wild horses will be protected and granted the freedom to roam our public Lands, which is as much theirs as it is ours. 

Stop the cull and review this out of date management strategy. Support independent environmental and biological studies and work towards cohesive national wild horse legislation. 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. Jann Arden joins fight against Alberta wild horse cull

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Jann Arden joins fight against Alberta wild horse cull

      Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden is adding her voice to the fight against the wild horse cull in Alberta. Alberta's government announced in January it will give out licences to capture 200 of the feral animals, which it says pose a threat to native animals and their food supplies.

    3. Reached 15,000 signatures
    4. WILD HORSE RALLY - EDMONTON ALBERTA

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Thursday, February 6, 2014
      Time12:30pm until 1:30pm in UTC-07

      https://www.facebook.com/events/757826664267637/

    5. WILD HORSE RALLY - CALGARY ALBERTA

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Thursday, February 6, 2014
      Time12:30pm until 1:30pm in UTC-07

      https://www.facebook.com/events/1441804579386702/

    6. Reached 10,000 signatures
    7. National Post

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Alberta wild horse cull should be done with contraception instead of slaughter, veterinarian says

      CALGARY - Alberta's wild horses have long attracted a loyal following: every year, animal advocates protest when the government issues capture permits in a bid to control the feral species that roam the grasslands at the foot of the Rockies. This year may witness one of the largest such culls to date.

    8. CBC Calgary

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Alberta wild horse cull not needed, says national group

      A national group wants the Alberta government to halt a cull of wild horses until it recounts the population. The provincial government announced last week it's giving out licences to capture 200 of the feral animals, which came as a surprise to the Canadian Wild Horse Foundation.

    9. Reached 9,000 signatures
    10. Government defends plans to cull 200 wild horses

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      The Alberta government is defending its controversial decision to allow about 200 feral horses to be trapped. Officials say there are simply too many of these non-native species but animal activists say the cull is not necessary. Francis Silvaggio reports. | Watch News Videos Online

      Watch The Alberta government is defending its controversial decision to allow about 200 feral horses to be trapped. Officials say there are simply too many of these non-native species but animal activists say the cull is not necessary. Francis Silvaggio reports. Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca

    11. Toronto Star covers the 2014 cull of Alberta wild horses

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Please click the article & "share "tweet". Media needs to know just how many of you care about our wild horses.

      Alberta's wild horse 'cull' angers animal advocates

      They galloped along hillsides freely during the days of the wild west, but an Alberta program allowing the trapping of "feral" horses has animal protection groups kicking up a storm. The province's Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Ministry declared the launch this week of a program, which will run until March, permitting the capture of up to 200 free roaming horses in an area west and northwest of Calgary.

    12. Reached 8,000 signatures
    13. ESRD comes clean to media. The 2014 Cull of wild horses will proceed.

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Please comment on the article & call the ESRD to voice your concerns. This was an underhanded scheme & the government has only come clean following a flood of activist phone calls demanding answers.

      Phone: (780) 865-9796
      Toll-Free: 1-800-661-6517
      Fax: (780) 865-9760
      west.yellowhead@assembly.ab.ca

      Capture of Alberta's feral horses to go ahead

      CALGARY- The province has confirmed it's going ahead with a plan to curb the number of wild horses in Alberta's foothills. Permits will be distributed this week to allow the capture of up to 200 feral horses near Sundre by March. The move is an effort to control the population, which has had a rough winter.

    14. Send a letter. Save a wild horse!

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Alberta's Wild Horses are receiving unprecedented support both here in Canada and around the world. Add your voice to the call for protection. Let's end the culls and save our wild horses.
      http://1life196countries.com/2013/11/27/urgent-help-save-canadas-wild-horses-before-our-government-kills-them-all-off/

      URGENT: Help Save Alberta's Wild Horses Before The Government Kills Them ALL Off!

      "ONE OF THE THINGS I CHERISH ABOUT TRAVELLING THROUGHOUT BRITISH COLUMBIA AS A CHILD WAS SEEING THE WILD HORSES BUCKING AND FROLICKING IN THE FIELDS AS WE DROVE BY. IN THE OKANAGAN THERE WAS A PARTICULAR SPOT THAT WARMED MY HEART BECAUSE THE WILDIE POPULATION WAS ENORMOUS - SOMETHING I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SHARE...

    15. Reached 6,000 signatures
    16. CHDC & Free Spirit Sanctuary launch "no cull" campaigns

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      The Wild Horses of Alberta need your help now more than ever. Please get involved by requesting cards for yourself, your family, friends and people within your local community. There are four sets of cards, two specifically for children and youth, and two for the general population. The cards will come with postage stamps, so that they just need to be filled out and dropped in the mail. We hope to get 2000 adult cards and 2500 children/youth cards filled out and sent in as soon as possible.

      Postcards can be requested from Free Spirit Sanctuary through the email address below.

      freespiritsanctuary@gmail.com

      Read More:

      http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/new-postcard-campaign-launched-in-support-of-alberta-wild-horses-urgent-attention-needed/

    17. Reached 5,000 signatures
    18. Federal Petition ~ Final Signature Count

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      3, 600 Canadians have signed the federal petition in support of Alberta's wild horses. Well done Canada, well done!

      I will also be sending copies of this online petition along with the federal petition to the House, to show the international support for our wild horses. The reality is, gathering physical signatures is not easy. The regulations for entering a petition into the HOC deters many & you should all be very proud of the hard work you have done. This is an amazing accomplishment! It's in the hands of the Government now, to respond to the people. Please, continue to call, email and write your MP's and ask that they support the federal petition to see Alberta's wild horses designated as a Heritage Animal.

      Thank you to all of my friends, family, co-workers and the complete strangers who supported this cause. Together we can all make a difference. "Change starts with a leap of faith"

    19. Reached 4,000 signatures
    20. Canadian Wild Horses heading to the Silver Screen!

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Another amazing initiative to bring Alberta's wild horses to the mainstream. Over the past few months I have been consulting with Virginia Hastings Productions about her desire to produce a documentary about our wild horses in Alberta. A crowd funding campaign has just been launched. Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynX7MsTCuOM

      Donate if you can. Lets show the world our wild horses and our heritage.
      http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lost-in-the-wind

      Lost in the Wind

      About Virginia Hastings Productions For more than a decade Virginia has provided video production services to commercial and private clients. Virginia has produced several independent documentary projects, including the feature Labour of Love (2010) that received critical acclaim at several recognized film festivals including Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival and the Bicycle Film Festival (New York City, Minneapolis, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, London UK, Milan) and the short Fairly Foul (2012).

    21. 660news.com - Group wants wild horses declared a heritage animal

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer
      Group wants wild horses declared a heritage animal

      Kaitlin Lee A group is hoping the Canadian government will designate wild horses a heritage animal. The Canadian Wild Horse Foundation is launching a petition urging the feds to protect the animals from being trapped or slaughtered. CWH Executive Director, Adrienne Calvert, tells The Calgary Herald she believes it's a matter of cultural, environmental and scientific value.

    22. Calgary Herald - Heritage Status Sought to Protect Alberta's Wild Horses

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer
      Heritage status sought to protect Alberta's wild horses

      If one group's petition is successful, wild horses could be federally protected from trapping and slaughter. The Canadian Wild Horse Foundation is launching a petition urging the federal government to designate wild horses as a heritage animal protected from being trapped or slaughtered.

    23. Reached 3,000 signatures
    24. Federal Petition - Alberta Wild Horses. Heritage Animal

      Adrienne Calvert
      Petition Organizer

      Canadians, I'm taking this cause one step further. join me on Facebook & "like" my federal petition page. All the information you need to help save Alberta's Wild Horses by petitioning the Federal Government can be found. See you there and thank you! .

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albertas-Wild-Horses-A-Heritage-Animal-Federal-Petition/420776024675900

      Alberta's Wild Horses. A Heritage Animal. Federal Petition

      A federal petition, which will be submitted to the Canadian House of Commons September 2013. The...

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    • Jacie Rutschke OLDS, CANADA
      • about 3 hours ago

      They are part of are heritage and should not be taken advantage up, They have a hard enough time without human interference

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    • Carol Vernal AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 2 days ago

      All wild horses need protection!

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    • SUMMER SECREST NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 2 days ago

      respect and protect wild horses

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    • Brianne Horan NAPERVILLE, IL
      • 9 days ago

      I love horses and people killing them for their own consumption is wrong let them be free how about eat less meat!!!

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    • Carey Larsen OLIVER, CANADA
      • 12 days ago

      This is natural beauty that is being destroyed. Does man have to destroy everything?

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