An approach for the Newfoundland Pony
Monday, March 22, 2010
Agiculture Canada and the NL Department of Natural Resources have put forward a process that may now allow the Newfoundland Pony to be recognized under the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada.
The attachments from David Trus of Agriculture Canada and Dr. Hugh Whitney, NL Provincial Vet, outline a process to develop a target breed description that will be used by an organization recognized under the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada as the national breed association for the Newfoundland Pony.
This organization may be an existing organization such as the Newfoundland Pony Society or result in the creation of a new organization. Given its existence for more than thirty (30) years with the largest number of members, my hope is the Newfoundland Pony Society will become the national breed association for the Newfoundland Pony .
For this effort to proceed, the views of all individuals who have have owned or who currently own Newfoundland ponies is being sought. You do not need to be a member of the Newfoundland Pony Society to participate.
You will need to explain the basis for your views, your experience with Newfoundland Ponies and why your views should be accepted by David Trus and Dr. Whitney. In particular, we need your assistance to develop a more precise definition of the Newfoundland Pony and what should be the breed target for the Newfoundland Pony.
As President of the Newfoundland Pony Society, I support the willingness and efforts of Agriculture Canada and the NL Department of Natural Resources to undertake this effort. It is very important for all who have good knowledge of the Newfoundland Pony to participate.
I would like to encourage you to distribute this information to others who may be interested and submit your comments to David Trus by April 30, 2010 as requested in the attached.
Newfoundland Pony Society
Please see related documents here:
* Common Understanding: Newfoundland Pony
* Joint letter to all Newfoundland Pony breeders and owners
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