CHDC continues to receive support from politicians regarding Bill C-322. Your letters, emails, and postcards are producing positive results!
Please see the attached email sent from Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, who writes to one of our supporters:
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014
Subject: RE: Support Bill C-322
“Thank you for your email regarding Bill C-322, An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption). We support this bill and oppose the continued slaughter of horses in Canada, especially considering the drugs administered to the horses that are not in accordance with food safety regulations required for other animals in Canada.
While the United States moved ahead and banned in 2006 the slaughter of horses for food, it still is legal to ship horses outside the country to be killed for food, or export their meat. The Green Party of Canada supports establishing a Parliamentary Committee on Animal Welfare and from this we also are working to develop legislation updating Canada’s criminal code as it pertains to animal protection, moving crimes against animals from the property section and recognizing animals as sentient beings.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to hear your perspective and support for Bill C-322 and I encourage you to continue drawing attention to this issue.”
Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P.
Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands
Leader of the Green Party of Canada