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From the Calgary Herald:
Kathy O’Reilly says she still feels numb after learning from RCMP Monday that her two beloved horses, reported missing over the weekend, were stolen, shipped to a nearby slaughterhouse and destroyed.
O’Reilly, a former Medicine Hat resident who now lives on Vancouver Island, was contacted around mid-April and informed she would have to move her Arabian-bred horses, Cocao and Bella, to a new facility.
But when her daughter got to the property in Stirling on Saturday, about 250 km southeast of Calgary, to pick up the horses and move them to a new facility near Waterton Lakes, she was told they had been taken to the Picture Butte auction market. After further inquiries, O’Reilly said she found out her two horses had actually been taken to a slaughterhouse in Fort Macleod.
CTV NEWS REPORTS:
“How do they not provide proof of ownership to the packing plant? The other issue is why is there not a hold on horses that are brought there in case they are stolen?” says O’Reilly.
CTV News contacted Bouvry Meats and were told they can only say the RCMP is investigating and that there is no fault on the part of the company.
RCMP say their investigation is in the very early stages and an officer with the Livestock Investigation Office has been assigned to the case.
O’Reilly lives in Southern Alberta before moving to Port Hardy, B.C. and has had both horses for over 20 years.
“They were family. My kids grew up with them. You know at the end of the day, nothing is going to be able to bring them back,” says O’Reilly.
RCMP say they may have an update on the case Tuesday.
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Spending the weekend holding out hope that Cocoa and Bella would be rescued, she learned the devastating news Monday morning after she was contacted by Mounties.
“Everything is just a blur,” O’Reilly said. “I’m in denial, I’m heartbroken, I’m angry and I’m sad.”
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