We have been bringing up the nation of Canada quite a bit lately here on Habitat for Horses. The reason being is that Canada is an important link to the horse slaughter chain for American horses. Canadians themselves are generally against horse slaughter, yet it is still legal there. MP Alex Atamanenko’s bill will greatly restrict the number of horses slaughtered. In fact, this bill should pretty much stop the flow of American horses going to slaughter from kill buyers here in the United States – if it is properly enacted. Please Canada, Pass C-571. ~ HfH
From: The Examiner
By: Heidi Rucki
Canadian Parliament set to vote on Atamanenko bill regarding horse slaughter
An important piece of legislation on food safety is on the agenda May 13 in the Canadian Parliament. In the final hours this evening, the Chamber is placing its attention on a bill by NDP MP Alex Atamanenko that wishes to impose certain limits on the horse slaughter industry. This subject has been widely talked about recently in Canada and, of course, the United States.
This piece of legislation is known in the Canadian Parliament as C-571 – An Act to Amend the Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act and its focus is on slaughter of horses for the end result for human consumption.
C-571 intends to modify the Meat Inspect Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act. It seeks to prohibit the shipping of horses between provinces, as well as to prohibit the import or the export of horses or other equines “for the purpose of slaughter for human consumption.”