HORSE SLAUGHTER, HORSE MEAT AND THE EU
Thanks to our generous supporters we are making headway with the EU in a potential ban of any horse meat originating from North America.
While we wait and continue pressing for this ban, our lobbyists are reporting a trend in EU countries where horse meat is eaten. These countries – who more and more are not wanting anything to do with toxic horse meat from countries like the U.S., Canada and Mexico – are beginning to produce their own locally in both small and large operations.
But let us know not overlook China in all of this. China is a contributing factor as the biggest exporters of horse meat in the world, whose business continues to grow.
HORSE SLAUGHTER IN THE US
Regardless of EU policies, we still need to protect U.S. horses from slaughter. Horses are in danger so long as people want to eat horse meat. Animal agriculture and the politicians who work for them are constantly looking ways to skirt laws and defeat new ones from being made.
We are excited that because of the hard work that we have been doing – with the support of local advocates and civic leaders – that legislation to ban horse slaughter and live transport for slaughter will be introduced in four States.
Two of these States are home to the most horrific livestock auctions in the country. Pro slaughter is already getting a hint what we are up to, and we do not want to announce anything until the bills are actually introduced.
There is another horse protection group working on a getting a similar State bill introduced where they are, so that makes anti horse slaughter bills in five States.
The more export avenues we close via State laws, the fewer the horses who will be sent out of the U.S. for slaughter. This will have a big impact on Canada’s horse meat export business as they depend highly on U.S. horses to meet production figures.
We know that taking on four bills ourselves and helping with another is a lot. But we feel confident that you will help us.
Please help with a donation so that we have as much support as we possibly can when we introduce these bills.
How much support these bills have at the beginning is tremendously important. It helps establish early momentum which puts the opposition on their heels and forces them to play catch up.
With big spenders like Claude Bouvry in the EU and the US, you can see we have some really big challenges ahead. Together we can face them and get this done.
Remember. No donation is too small. It all helps. It is just going to take a lot of us!
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