The Toronto Star has unveiled the startling results of an investigation that reveals, once and for all, the fragility of Canada’s food safety system involving horses.
The compelling story of a rescued horse, “Holly”, appeared in the Star the next day, on May 25, 2013. This story reveals the ease with which drug-positive horses can enter the food chain.
Based on evidence discovered by independent investigators, we call upon our supporters to demand answers from their Members of Parliament. It is time for all heads to come out of the sand and for the Canadian government to support Bill C-322 and initiate an end to the slaughter of horses – animals who have not been raised in accordance with food safety standards.
Your letter to your Conservative or Liberal MP can be as simple as:
The following is a link to an article in the Toronto Star, and as your constituent I am asking you to read it thoroughly. Please provide me with a valid explanation as to why human health is of so little value to the Canadian government that horses continue to enter the food chain. One investigation after another has revealed that the EID system is not a satisfactory safeguard against toxic drug residues being consumed by humans:
Your prompt attention to my concerns would be appreciated and, as your constituent, I request that you support Bill C-322, an act that would end the slaughter of horses in Canada.
If your MP is with the NDP or Green Party, your message should indicate appreciation of his/her support:
Thank you for your support of Bill C-322. As your constituent, I am proud of MP Alex Atamanenko’s initiative to end the slaughter of horses in Canada. Numerous investigations, including a recent article in the Toronto Star, http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2013/05/24/star_investigation_drugged_horses_slipping_through_inadequate_food_system.html, revealed that the slaughtering of horses for human consumption puts lives at risk. It is time to end this practice.
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