As you read this, we are sure you are going to want to help bring an end to horse slaughter in Canada.
1. PLEASE consider taking a few minutes to contact your Member of Parliament and tell them that you want the slaughter laws relating to horses changed ASAP.
FIND YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT by CLICKING HERE.
2. PLEASE also consider leaving a comment on each of the sites/news stories listed below,
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3. Sign the Petition included below.
4. SHARE this post on your social media.
Unfortunately the Canadian government allows for the legal slaughter of horses for human consumption. Most Canadians upon learning this are generally first in shock, and then once they realize this to be true, they are disgusted.
One might assume that there would be protocols in place to check that horses delivered to be slaughtered are not stolen but unfortunately what this situation proves is that there are not adequate protocols in place.
This is not the first case of beloved family pets, perfectly healthy, sound and loved horses being stolen and slaughtered in government approved plants, and unfortunately unless laws are changed this will not be the last.
These horses like many others were delivered and documents signed by those who stole them, the claims on the documents were not checked. Again, protocols are not in place, there is not a holding period after delivery, horses are simply sent straight to slaughter.
Additionally plants are private property and without a warrant the RCMP and other law enforcement may not be permitted to inspect the premises, so even if you suspect that your horse has been delivered, by the time a warrant is issued, it may be too late.
Many Canadians live within a days drive of a horse slaughter plant. Any of us could go to bed and wake up to find that a fence had been cut in the middle of the night, horses loaded and before we could do anything about it, our horses could be slaughtered.
What can we do to facilitate a change – to prevent this from happening in the future?
Contact your Member of Parliament, take a moment and pick up the phone and call them and tell them that you want to see the slaughter of horses banned in Canada the same way the United States has banned slaughter.
Share this post on social media, and ask your friends to call their Member of Parliament and to share this post as well.