Please remember to keep contacting your MP with the facts about horse slaughter. It will soon be time for MP Atamanenko to have Bill C-571 debated a second time. The next couple of weeks are crucial because soon after the second debate, the House will vote on whether the bill goes forward or dies.
With MP Atamanenko retiring next year action now is critical as there hasn’t been any other MP who has come forward to champion for horses at risk.
This is the first and likely the last Canadian legislation going before the House for a very long time that actually addresses this issue!
Once this last hour of debate is over, there will be nothing forthcoming for the horses for possibly years to come!!!
For our friends in the US, you can help too! Tell the Canadian Ambassador to the US, Gary Doer, that you will not visit Canada until horse slaughter is history. You can also send messages to the US Ambassador in Ottawa, Bruce Heyman and tell him that most of the horses slaughtered in Canada are from the US!
Also, please copy the following with any correspondence that you send to your MP or the Ambassadors.
The horses thank you!
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
Ottawa Ontario K1A 0A2
Mr. Gerry Ritz
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Mr. Malcolm Allen
NDP Agriculture Critic
Liberal Agriculture Critic
And please don’t forget HSI’s petition.