CANADIANS ONLY PLEASE
SIGN THE LIVE HORSE EXPORT IS HORSESHIT PETITION
Dana Gee, reporting for the Vancouver Sun, writes:
That sartorial statement could, of course, apply to any number of things — especially during these COVID times. But, in this case, Arden is part of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) #HORSESHIT campaign that aims to raise awareness and get the government to say “whoa” to the practice of exporting live horses from Canada to be slaughtered for human consumption.
Whether you agree with the consumption of animals or not, people around the globe eat them. Horse meat is consumed in Quebec, Europe and Asia. Canada is one of the world’s top 10 producers of frozen horse meat.
In the last six years, over 100,000 horses were slaughtered here [Canada].
According to the CHDC, in 2020 1,606 horses were live-shipped to Japan for slaughter, down from 2,800 in 2019. This translates to about $11 million in revenue in 2020 and $17 million in 2019.
• Canadians only. Go here to sign HorseShit Petition »
• Canadians only. MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith’s sponsored e-petition 3187. Petition deadline is June 18, 2021.
Featured Image: Horses crated awaiting transport to Japan where they will be slaughtered for human consumption. Source: Canadian Horse Defence Coalition website.