For the first time, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is revealing the content of a letter sent from Equine Canada to MP Alex Atamanenko, author of the Bill C571, which was recently read in the House of Commons.
In it, the author of the letter, EC President Al Patterson, relies on the now infamous GAO report, which was effectively debunked by John Holland of the Equine Welfare Alliance, to prop-up their position on horse slaughter in Canada.
Also surprising is the fact that mention of the GAO report was only made in this letter, and was not referenced anywhere else that we could see, not on the Equine Canada website or in other communications where horse welfare advocates could see it. Perhaps it was only sent to MPs since they, unlike horse advocates, would be unaware that it had been debunked?
Please read the Equine Canada letter below:
Please read Alex Atamanenko’s reply to Mr. Patterson here.
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