Horse seizures will be discussed in Sunday talk

Shawn Eccles of the B.C. SPCA will talk about the issues revolving around horse seizures and the current provision of facilities in B.C.

Shawn Eccles and friend

Shawn Eccles and friend

Langley Horse and Farm Federation is hosting a talk on Sunday entitled “Dispelling the Myths,” which will cover the subject of horse seizures by the B.C. SPCA.

Speaker is Shawn Eccles, manager of cruelty investigations for the B.C. SPCA.  He will talk about the issues revolving around horse seizures and the current provision of facilities in B.C.

Horse and other farm animal seizures are a serious issue in B.C. As there are a large number of horses in Langley, the Horse Capital of B.C., the federation  wants  to educate the community on this matter.

Having Eccles available to answer questions and concerns will help clarify and correct misinformation that circulates throughout the community.

He will speak for 30 minutes in the indoor arena at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday,  from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.  After that he will be available at the Langley Horse and Farm Federation booth until about 1 p.m.  to answer  questions on this issue and other topics involving farm animals.

The talk is part of the varied activities taking place during the 2015 Horseman’s Bazaar and Country Fair, which is presented by the Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association.

Further information is available at info@langleyhorseandfarmfederation.com. Telephone enquiries can be directed to Carla Robin at 604-220-6906.

Thunderbird Show Park is located at 24550 72 Avenue.

The bazaar and country fair takes place during the day.