This new bill, tabled by MP Alex Atamanenko, would prevent the majority of equines in Canada from going to slaughter, including wild horses. The bill does include an exemption for the slaughter of purpose-bred horses; however, we have yet to find conclusive evidence of where these horses are raised and how many there actually are. The percentage of purpose-bred horses as opposed to the general equine population is very small.
Please contact your Member of Parliament as soon as possible to voice your support of Bill C-571.
If enacted into legislation, this bill would be sure to disrupt the activities of careless breeders, feedlot operators, and equine slaughterhouses. It is a giant step in the right direction and can pave the way to a permanent future ban on the slaughter of all horses in Canada. Your MP needs to hear from you!
A petition posted by MP Alex can be accessed here.
Our friends in the U.S. can help, too. Please contact Canada’s Ambassador to the US, Gary Doer, here and tell him that you won’t consider visiting Canada until horse slaughter has ended.
Thank you, on behalf of the horses!