Thousands of racehorses face slaughter: Not so fast Canada

Racehorses train at dawn in Canada. Google image.

THOUSANDS of racehorses face slaughter in Canada. This issue is making headlines usually with the number 13,000 attached to it. These horses may face death, but they cannot be slaughtered. I will tell you why in a minute. Sarah Ferguson, reporting for the Welland Tribune, reports: With 17 racetracks in Ontario expected to close by… Continue reading Thousands of racehorses face slaughter: Not so fast Canada

Inspectors accused of failing to prevent suffering of horses at slaughterhouses

Animal welfare group video shows horses whipped, struck, poked with electrical prods and hung to bleed while showing signs of consciousness, veterinarian says Cross-posted from the Globe and Mail Written by GLORIA GALLOWAY | 9 June 2010 OTTAWA, CANADA - Horses are routinely slaughtered under poorly controlled conditions at Canadian plants and the Canadian Food… Continue reading Inspectors accused of failing to prevent suffering of horses at slaughterhouses

CFIA officers instructed not to be present on kill floor

The CBC has obtained internal documents revealing that Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) officers were instructed on April 10, 2007 to break their own rules and not be present on the kill floor at plants where horses are slaughtered. This means that the slaughtering of horses has not been observed by officials for the past… Continue reading CFIA officers instructed not to be present on kill floor

Man who transported 14 injured and dying horses faces jail time

Cross-posted from Vancouver Sun Oblivious to the suffering and death of his equine cargo, the Defendant in this case claims he should be let off the hook because he swerved to avoid a collision with another vehicle (while on the way to a Canadian slaughterhouse), and saved human life. This is no way mitigates the… Continue reading Man who transported 14 injured and dying horses faces jail time