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January 8, 2018, St. Catharines, ON – A Brock University Labour Studies professor is looking for the public’s views on how Ontario should handle animal cruelty investigations and humane law enforcement in the future. Kendra Coulter, Chair of Brock’s Labour Studies Department, is leading a larger research project examining different approaches to animal cruelty enforcement.

Sixty charges of animal cruelty have now been laid against Patricia Moore by Evansburg RCMP, who announced the new charges in a statement on January 9. The previous day, Alberta SPCA, RCMP officers, and a veterinarian removed 65 horses and six dogs from the acreage west of Edmonton, the result of a continuing investigation into reports of starving and emaciated horses.

In the early morning hours of Friday, December 21, 2018, a barn fire at First Line Training Centre in Milton, Ontario, claimed the lives of five horses. Thirty-seven Standardbreds and one pony were in the barn when the fire started at around 1:40 a.m. Two died in the fire, and three were euthanized due to their injuries after assessment by a veterinarian. The uninjured horses were taken to the nearby Mohawk Racetrack for housing.

A Bentley, Alberta woman sustained severe head trauma from being kicked by a horse on December 28, 2018. Deserie Rieu, 35, suffered a brain bleed and was initially intubated due to a swollen airway when she was struck by a hoof on the right side of her face. She also lost several teeth and her cheekbone, jaw and palate were fractured.

Ottawa, ON, Nov. 23, 2018 – After successfully leading the Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Talent ID program for three years as the Youth Development Program Advisor, Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill is stepping down from the position to focus on her riding, students, and business.

Ottawa, ON, Nov. 27, 2018 – Canadian Show Jumping Team horse, Ole, passed away at the age of 22 on November 23, 2018 following a long and happy retirement. Born in 1996, the Dutch Warmblood gelding (Burggraaf x Dukaat) was an iconic horse for the Canadian Equestrian Team.

Ottawa, ON, Nov. 21, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Elizabeth Bordeaux of Surrey, BC, who passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2018 at the age of 82.

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