$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.
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Thanks to CITY TV (above) who was the first TV network to pick up this story.
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.
GLOBAL TV Edmonton: ARTICLE
GLOBAL TV Edmonton: VIDEO
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.
CINDY THOMAS WRITES:
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??
******REWARD BEING OFFERED*******
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!
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
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.
AS A HORSE OWNER….
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.
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