Police Horse Killed By Defective Hitches, No Unified Standards And By Incompetent Safety Officials Ray Lahood Of NHTSA, Donald Karol Of NHTSA, Every Police Agency, Henrico County Police, Virgil Hazlett Of Henrico, Virginia State Police And Even My Own Governor.  Lets See If They Take Action Now.
Some Action is being taken in CANADA....YET THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING BECUASE THEY ADVOCATE THE CONTINUED DEATH AND DESTRUCTION OF CHILDREN, MEN, WOMEN AND YES EVEN POLICE HORSES BY LOOSE RUNAWAY TRAILERS, HOMEMADE TRAILERS, NO UNIFIED STANDARDS IN THIS INDUSTRY AND ANYTHING GOES...

This is from our source from CANADA....!!!




Ron - 

Just didn't want you to think that everyone has failed to be interested in
improving trailer standards.  At least Canada is interested in attempting to
write a standard for HORSE trailers!  Once we get that - perhaps we can roll
it over to other areas?

 
Standards Association. The CSA is interested in the possibility of
establishing standards for horse trailers.

As noted at the Animal Transportation Association Vancouver 2012
international conference on horse transport, the lack of standards in
the manufacture of non-commercial horse trailers contributes to injury
and death of horses and humans. Your USRider on-going study of over 800
known trailer incidents reveals poor quality materials including tires,
wiring, braking performance, instability at highway speeds, poor welds,
trailer skin so thin it can be punched through with a fist, shifting
loads, mismatch between trailer and tow vehicle, tow vehicle and trailer
separation, overloading, no mandatory recall on defective parts, and
horses thrown or falling from the trailer and posing an additional road
hazard.

As well, few trailers meet the Five Freedoms endorsed by animal welfare
interests: providing an environment conducive to normal behavior, rest,
drinking and eating, and which minimizes the risk of injury, mental or
physical distress, or disease.

Currently, there are no standards in North America for manufacturing
horse trailers. To the best of my knowledge, standards are also
non-existent in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

With your help, the CSA will explore the level of interest among
stakeholders for supporting a research effort into establishing
standards for horse trailer design and structure. Part of the effort
might include minimum braking performance, minimum wiring standards and
protection of horse and human life during typical highway incidents such
as occur at intersections, collisions, and roll-overs.

These Standards would provide an informed basis for manufacturing,
insurance, regulatory, animal welfare and public interests to compare
trailer quality and engineering. They would level the playing field
among manufacturers. No longer would a trailer dealer be able to tell
the naive buyer that the reason the trailer top is so flimsy is because
"It is better for horses to be thrown from a trailer in an accident."

Should the project to develop a Standard proceed following the
feasibility study, the Standard will not become enforceable until it is
referenced in a contract, in legislation, by being adopted by insurance
issuers or underwriters or by Transport Canada or a similar authority.

Your participation is vital. Before the CSA can become involved with a
feasibility study, it needs to determine in this conference call the
level of support, both volunteer and monetary, from the stakeholders.

If the feasibility study is approved and indicates that there is a need,
the next step will be to set up a standards development project. The CSA
is the project manager but only the expert technical committee decides
on the content of the Standard. If further applied research is required
the work may contracted to a qualified test facility.

Those few trailer manufacturers who have already applied testing
standards to their product could likely save the technical committee
much time. But the committee would need to judge the validity of the tests.

We look forward to consulting with you. This is followed by
further details of the CSA's role and the equipment required for your
participation in the teleconference.


 An agenda will be circulated to confirmed
participants prior to the teleconference. Confirmed participants will
also receive a biographical sketch of each of the participants prior to
the teleconference.
 




Sheriff Horse Killed in Accident

8:57 AM, Jul 13, 2012   |   3  comments
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WEST SENECA, NY - A horse belonging to the Erie County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol Division was killed Thursday night in a motor vehicle accident.

West Seneca Police tells 2 On Your Side an equine trailer carrying the animal sustained a mechanical problem, began to sway and detached from the truck that it was being towed by.  It then flipped over.

The single horse inside the equine trailer was killed.

The accident occurred on Route 219 southbound near the Interstate 90 split just before midnight.

An Erie County Sheriff's Deputy who was towing the trailer was not injured.

We're told no other vehicles were involved.

The West Seneca Police Department is investigating the accident.



 

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