Atamanenko undeterred on horse meat issue

Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko in hopeful we haven’t heard the last of his private member’s bill over horse meat for human consumption. — Image Credit: Tamara Hynd

Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko in hopeful we haven’t heard the last of his private member’s bill over horse meat for human consumption. — Image Credit: Tamara Hynd

  • postedApr 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Nicholas Wethal
 West Kootenay Advertiser

NDP MP Alex Atamanenko says he’s disappointed his private member’s bill over horse meat for human consumption failed to pass in parliament but he hopes it leaves a lasting influence on the food industry and general public.

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3 comments

  1. There is one thing that I found out today that is helping to keep the slaughter plants going is the fact here in the US that most of the Zoos buy thousands of lbs of horse meat probably sourced in Canada or Mexico. I think these Zoos have clout with the US politicians. Because if they hire lobbyists to work for them making the rounds of the politicians offices telling them not to vote on a bill that would stop US horses being sent to Canada/Mexico offering donations to their reelections the politicians will take the money. Even with zoo animals that are fed the horse meat die from eating it. One wild animal shelter lost several of their big cats and a wolf because the horse meat they bought from a company in Colorado came from a horse that had been euthanized with Vet drugs. What if that particular horse meat had made its way to a restaurant and the customer or customers had died after eating it and it was tracked back to the Colorado company somebody would be held responsible. This is the kind of danger that anyone foolish enough to eat horse meat are exposing themselves to because horses are not raised for human consumption at least not in the US.

  2. Mary-Joe · ·

    Hopefully someone will pick up the torch. We need to vote the Conservatives out of office this coming election and maybe our horses can have a chance.

  3. Anne Streeter · ·

    Such a good man – on the right side of two very important issues. So sorry that he has decided to retire from government. We can’t afford to lose such good members.

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