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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Stop the cull and review this out of date management strategy.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. 

 

Letter to
Prime Minister of Canada Honourable Stephen Harper
Office of the Minister, Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation Honourable Christine Cusanelli
Alberta Feral Horses ESRD
and 4 others
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)
I just signed the following petition addressed to:
SAVE ALBERTA'S WILD HORSES - A HERITAGE ANIMAL

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Create cohesive, national wild horse legislation. Protect our Canadian Wild Horses

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.

I await your timely response and attention to this important matter.


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Sincerely,