$7500 REWARD:  Stolen horse headed to slaughter?

$7500 REWARD: Stolen horse headed to slaughter?

This post will be updated if Molly is found.  October 14th, 2018  she is STILL MISSING.

Cydesdale mare missing in Alberta and presumed stolen. Please help Cindy Thomas find her horse. Please share far and wide. Details below.

Cindy’s phone number: 780-898-8776

6yrs old. No brands. Her name is Molly. Last seen Saturday evening. Located in Entwistle/Evansburg, Alberta, Canada.(West of Edmonton & Spruce Grove.) BUT she could be almost any where by now.  If you see or hear of ANY horse matching this description please call Cindy at the number above.



Thanks to CITY TV (above) who was the first TV network to pick up this story.

CITY TV Edmonton: Follow up story (Molly is still missing.)

2 Minute video clip.

CTV NEWS Edmonton:

The CTV Edmonton News Report (VIDEO ABOVE) about Molly the missing Clydesdale references a story from 2017, where two pet horses were slaughtered for human consumption.  Details on that story may be found by clicking here.

This horse was among smaller horses who were not taken, this mare is a draft, a very large horse, the type that brings more money when sold for meat so unfortunately the assumption is that this horse has been stolen to be slaughtered in Alberta, Canada and the meat sold for human consumption.

(YES, unfortunately Canadian and American horses are routinely slaughtered in Alberta, Canada, even though the practice has been banned in the United States.)

ALL types of horses, every age, size and colour, papered or not, including pregnant mares and very young horses are slaughtered. Well trained included. Family pets, slaughter does not discriminate.

Additionally, draft horses like this horse are also shipped every week to Japan to be slaughtered there, again for human consumption.


Please share this missing horse far and wide.




PLEASE come forward…

PLEASE drop her off at a secure field. PLEASE being her home…no questions asked… I’ll help you unload and give you money for fuel… tell me what I can do.

Contact anyone on my friends list and tell them..

contact a rescue and make an anonymous call.

And if you truly can’t do that… can you tell someone at least that she’s safe??


A kind neighbour started a fund to get a reward offered.

Please do not in ANY way feel obligated to add .. just the support of you guys had been TREMENDOUS!

I can not thank you all enough for helping me share her photo and info… if she gets too hot, hopefully we can get her back!!

Share, share, share!



Unfortunately the paper trail when selling horses for slaughter is extremely weak.

Horses can be dropped off at a slaughter plant, and the person dropping off simply fills out a form stating that they are the rightful owner of the horse and that it has not been treated with drugs that are not meant to enter the human food chain.

The document when selling horses to a slaughter facility is based on the honour system.

There is NOT a mandatory hold time before slaughtering a horse that has been sold directly to the slaughter plant.

There is NOT any verification of ownership required by the slaughter house (unless the horse is branded), and again horses may be slaughtered the same day they are sold to the slaughter facility.


Really think about that for a moment.

Depending on where you live, especially if you are in British Columbia, Alberta or Saskatchewan, you could be at work.  Someone could pull in, load your horse, drive to a slaughter plant in Alberta (For example for most of those on the BC Horse Angels team, about 5 hours) and YOUR horse could be sold and slaughtered before you even know that he or she is or they, are missing.


Canadian Government Petition

Canadian Government Petition

It’s time to be heard.  Let the Canadian Government know how you feel about horses being shipped from Canada to other markets to be slaughtered there for human consumption.

CLICK HERE, fill out the form and then be sure to wait for an email to verify your participation in the online petition.


The CHDC’s Eastern Region Director, Shelley Grainger, has started another E-petition e-1699 for Citizens of Canada to call upon the House of Commons in Parliament to halt air shipments of horses exported for human consumption, due to the ongoing violation of Canadian and IATA regulations.  Again, Liberal MP Mark Holland, representing Ajax, Ontario, is e-1699’s sponsor.

E-petitions are published online for 120 days and a minimum of 500 signatures are required for certification and presentation in the House of Commons.  They are then tabled for a government response.  You must be a Canadian citizen in order to sign and you will be asked to confirm your signature by email.

Do you want to tell the Canadian government to end live horse shipments?  Then let them know by signing e-petition 1699 and sharing it with your friends and supporters. 



Canadian Food Inspection Agency Lawsuit

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Lawsuit

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for making sure horses are shipped safely, but the animal rights group Canadian Horse Defence Coalition alleges the CFIA isn’t following its own guidelines. Global National’s Robin Gill spoke to animal law lawyer Rebeka Breder on the lawsuit the coalition has filed.

PLEASE NOTE: This lawsuit is specifically targeting the transport of horses by air to Japan and other markets to be slaughtered there for food for human consumption.


Retired CFIA Veterinarian Speaks Out Against Horse Slaughter

Retired CFIA Veterinarian Speaks Out Against Horse Slaughter

Horse meat sold in Canadian Restaurants?


Link to articles describing study proving that horse meat ends up mixed in with other meats in the human food chain in North America.


Canada shipped over 5,000 horses, draft horses, to Japan last year for slaughter there.

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition pictures and videos mentioned in recording above.



DOCUMENTARY:  America’s Wild Horses

DOCUMENTARY: America’s Wild Horses

The New Yorker

A New Documentary Seeks to Cature the Plight of America’s Wild Horses

By Carolyn Kormann  January 10, 2018

There are seventy-three thousand wild horses roaming the American West. Their federally designated territory, which is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, extends across ten states, although most of it, nearly sixteen million acres, is concentrated in Nevada. No other state has such vast expanses of high, empty desert—the kind of landscape, sufficiently undeveloped and unpeopled, where wild horses can thrive. But, even there, they are threatened. For decades, cattle ranchers, ecologists, and, most significantly, the B.L.M. have noted that, because the horses reproduce easily and lack natural predators, their population overwhelms the space they occupy. There is not enough public land left, and the situation is worsening. Just last month, the Trump Administration shrunk the boundaries of two national monuments, removing protections on nearly two million acres; Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, has recommended further reductions. As Andrew Ellis, the director of a new documentary called “Saving the Wild Horses of the American West,” put it to me recently, the animals “are able to survive because of this idea of public land. But there are all these competing interests that are threatening this public land and their livelihood.”

Read more AND WATCH the 6 minute video clip…