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The equine industry is not ‘zero rated’ for GST, which means the tax must be charged when horses are sold.


Horses should be classed as livestock, argues industry group

Horse industry should receive the same benefits as other livestock sectors, says Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada

Horses and other equines should be formally classed as livestock, says an advocacy group. “We have situations in various parts of Canada where provincial governments, in British Columbia in particular, are denying farmer status to people who are in the business of breeding equines including mules, donkeys, and horses,” said Bill desBarres, chair of the […] Read more

Horse owners and riders urged to take survey

Survey closes Oct. 31

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada is conducting a survey to gauge awareness, implementation, and compliance with the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. The code, released in 2013, is a comprehensive guideline covering basic food and water needs; shelter; freedom of movement; companionship; veterinary and farrier care; husbandry practice; and […] Read more