- Stoping horse slaughter in Canada
Horse's are slaughter for meat, to be shipped to France, Belgium, Japan, Italy, Switzerland account for the majority of horsemeat consumed in the world. Horse slaughter is a for profit industry driven by dealers and agents.
It has nothing to do with the pathology of neglect or cruelty. The horses are treated from the time they are transported to their in humane death.
There are 6 Federally Licensed Horse Slaughter Plants in Canada, one being in Vernon, B.C.
Approximately 90,000 horses - most of them racehorses, work horses or pets - were slaughtered in the US in 2005, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tens of thousands more were shipped live to Canada and Mexico for slaughter there.
The last remaining horse slaughter plant in the country was effectively shut down September 21, 2007 when a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled an Illinois law banning horse slaughter for human consumption is constitutional. The ruling comes four months after Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed the law, overwhelmingly passed by the Illinois State Senate earlier this year.
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The Together We CAN STOP Horse Slaughter In Canada petition to Stoping horse slaughter in Canada was written by Vanessa Fraser and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.