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Canadian Wild Horse Foundation

April 16, 2013
Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Please click HERE to sign petition, please see below for other petitions

Background | Source Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH)

Please note to petition our federal (Canada) government we must follow their petitioning regulations (there is literally a book on the rules to follow). Unfortunately, they will only accept paper petitions and even those must first be approved through the legislature’s legal department; both our French and English petitions have been approved prior to release.

Please click HERE for downloadable petition in English

Please click HERE for downloadable petition in French

For Immediate Release:

CWH launches Federal Petition: Alberta Wild Horses. “Heritage Animal”

Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH) has launched a federal petition, which will be submitted to the Canadian House of Commons August 2013. The petition urges the Government of Canada to protect the wild horses of Alberta by designating them a “Heritage Animal” and will be represented in the House by Blake Richards – Member of Parliament, Wild Rose Party Alberta. The campaign to save Alberta’s wild horses is actively supported by both local and international equine enthusiasts and celebrity.

Today, the wild horses of Alberta fall under the “Stray Animals Act” which classifies them as feral and leaves them severely unprotected under the Law. They are at serious risk of having their herd(s) population fall below the required numbers needed to sustain the natural balance of a healthy gene pool. These horses have an abundance of natural predators and harsh living conditions to contend with and are now forced to survive government licensed trapping that not only send these magnificent animals into the slaughterhouses for human consumption but also seriously risk the future of Alberta’s wild horse herds. According to ESRD (Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development) between December 2011 and February 2012 there were 216 wild horses captured through a possible 237 permit licenses distributed by the ESRD. This was a record high cull.

Wild horses have roamed Alberta’s Crown land for hundreds of years. They are born, live and die in the wild; they are not a stray-animal. They have contributed to the natural eco-system for centuries and are an integral part of it. It is time we let them live wild and free, so that future generations will be able to appreciate not only their contribution to our Countries history but also their beauty in a natural environment.

Many Canadian’s are unaware of the wild horse’ existence and their immense contribution to the history of Canada. CWH is working to change this. CWH believes it is of the utmost importance to protect the iconic wild horse herds of Alberta before it is to late. The federal petition is in response to concerned citizens who have initiated letters, emails and phone calls to political bodies that have fallen on deaf ears.

CWH is urging all Canadians to support the cause to save our wild horses by signing the federal petition available for download on CWH Facebook, Google+ and You Tube Profiles.


Canadian Wild Horse Foundation (CWH) is a group of determined citizens dedicated to the preservation and well being of Canada’s wild horse population. CWH is securing not-for-profit status in Canada.


CWH is committed to educating the public about Canada’s wild horses and participating in the preservation of wild horse populations by utilizing strategic awareness campaigns and supporting other like-minded equine groups and concerned citizens.

For media inquiries of further information:


Adrienne Calvert – Executive Director

Catherine Betts – Founder. CEO

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i want to run as far as i can
where it is safe
away from man
i want the grass, the field, the trees
away from civilization’s disease…
i want to run i will always try
i will run until i die

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2013 2:41 pm

    petition signed and shared in seveal places thanks Stacey i abhor horse slaughter regardless of where its taking place!


    • April 16, 2013 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Florence. It is my understanding that Obama is going to refuse funding for horse slaughter inspection, which would essentially illegalize any US horse slaughter. Of course that does nothing for the loophole that allows shipment of horses to Canada, Mexico, and Japan for horse slaughter there. We can hope that closes, though.


  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    April 16, 2013 2:46 pm


    i want to run as far as i can
    where it is safe
    away from man
    i want the grass, the field, the trees
    away from civilization’s disease…
    i want to run i will always try
    i will run until i die


    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      April 16, 2013 3:01 pm

      for horses…a world fo colors and bliss


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