Bill C-571 – Between a wedge and a hard place

Posted on February 6, 2014 by heatherclemenceau

Written by:  Heather Clemenceau

It’s no secret that anti-slaughter advocates are disappointed to hear that Bill C-322 does not have support in the House, nor did it have support at NDP caucus meetings.  In addition, the new Safe Food for Canadians Act contains some wording that would not have been compatible with Bill C-322 moving forward.

The reality is that few Private Member Bills make their way up the ladder to become law.

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3 comments

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  2. Barbara Griffith · ·

    It looks like you are getting the same treatment about trying to stop horse slaughter that has happened here in the US. But there may be help to stop it here from Vice President Biden. He made sure that the funds that would have went to pay inspectors that would have inspected horse meat from any slaughter plant that opened up to slaughter horses in the US was not in the in the Big Farm bill that was passed last week. I have more hope that both the anti-slaughter bills that are sitting in committee will be brought forward for a vote. Like I have said before if horse slaughter can be stopped here in the US it can be stopped in Canada/Mexico too because there is not enough horses in either country to keep 3 or 4 slaughter plants going. If horses from here are stopped from being exported for meat your ranchers in Canada just might start raising horses for slaughter just like cattle. That would be something that would have to be considered and fought against.

    1. Horses are bringing 30 cents a pound live weight. An average horse is worth about 300 dollars. Beef is at an all time high. A six hundred pound steer calf is going for $2.00 a pound live weight. A boney worn out dairy cow is 60 cents and up. It doesn’t make any sense for someone to want to breed horses for meat at these prices. A lot of cattle breeders switched to breeding horses when BS closed the borders and cattle were worth nothing. Maybe once there is no longer a surplus of horses they will go back to beef production.

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