Many supporters are feeling profoundly disappointed as a result of Bill C-571 being voted down in the House of Commons. Truly, the frustration with our current government is justifiable in so many ways.
Yet there is a light on the horizon – the very real possibility that we may have a new government in fall 2015 that will support a bill to end horse slaughter. Of those who voted, all Liberal MPs and the majority of NDP MPs were in favour of Bill C-571.
It was with great pleasure to see Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau rise in the House and vote in the affirmative for C-571.
When Canada goes to the next federal election in 2015, we strongly suggest that everyone closely examine issues on food safety and animal welfare then find out where the parties stand and scrutinize their track records on both.
102 votes cast for the horses means that 102 MPs are smart enough and educated enough to see the light and someday, the EU will see the light too!
It is very important to keep the issue of horse slaughter in the minds of our legislators. So let’s keep educating by exposing the slaughter industry.
People can still collect signatures on petitions so we’ve created a new one that doesn’t mention any Bill number and ask that you continue to collect signatures. The new petition is in English and French. Please send completed petitions to your own MP. To find your MP please go here.
Thank you, from the horses!