Trainer Suing Feed Mill After Death of Five Animals
Alicia Harper seeking up to $1M in losses, damages from Hi-Pro Feeds
In 2017, two days after horse trainer Alicia Harper purchased two bags of equine feed produced at a Hi-Pro Feeds, Chilliwack, BC, three of her horses had either died or had to be euthanized, reports the Langley Times.
Harper, who runs Hylee Training in Mission, BC, has filed a civil claim against Hi-Pro Feeds LP, the Chilliwack manufacturer and supplier of animal nutrition feed, and McFli’s Feed Delivery, a marketer and seller of Hi-Pro’s feed in Maple Ridge.
She is seeking between $500,000 and $1 million in costs and damages.
Harper said she provided just one serving of the feed to her horses at her Mission farm, feed that contained ionophores, a substance included in dairy and poultry that can be highly toxic to horses.
Read the full report here.