ENGAGE YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT ON THE ISSUE OF LIVE HORSE SHIPMENTS TO JAPAN!

Trailer lined up at Calgary airport with horses destined for Japan in them.  Note the WestJet head office in the background.  Oct 2014

Trailers lined up at Calgary airport with horses destined for Japan in them. Note the WestJet head office in the background. Oct 2014

With the political climate heating up in Canada as we head toward an October election, it is important  for everyone to become politically involved and ask their political representative their views on the issue of live shipping horses to Japan for slaughter.  Engaging your federal representative is one of the most important actions you can take in helping the CHDC to change the current Canadian government’s attitude toward this abhorrent practice.

Your MP’s name and email can be found here.

Don’t know who your MP is?  You can enter your postal code to find her/his name here.

Very long trailer

Very long trailer backing up to loading shed at Calgary airport with horses in it. Jan 2015

You can use this sample letter or, preferably, write one of your own.  Please remember to be polite.

Dear MP_________

I have serious concerns about the export business of live horses being sent for slaughter to Japan by aircraft.  The pertinent details are well-covered here, and I’m hoping that you will study the Access to Information findings listed.

Please act promptly to end this cruel, unsafe and illegal practice.  I look forward to your reply.

Your Name and contact information

Here are a few links we encourage you to use – please feel free to use any links on the CHDC web or blog as well:

News release on live shipments

Alert from the CHDC

Meat Trade – video of horses being sent to Japan

Video – live draft shipments to Japan

CFIA Fails Again at Enforcing Regulations for Live Horse Exports to Japan

 

 

8 comments

  1. This is not humane, and should be stopped they are shipped and then put in boxes nailed shut, wired in with out water or feed–who does this? Money hungry bastards that is who!.. We the people need to stop this…we need help from the public, no horse or if you own a horse we need to stop this…please care.

  2. THE SERVANT OF MAN TREATED WITH DISREGUARD AND WITHOUT A THOUGHT. SICKENING TO SAY THE LEAST !! WHY SEND ANIMALS ON PLANES TO BE SLAUGHTERED ? ITS INSANE !! ASWELL AS UNBELIEVABLY CRUEL AND DISGRACEFUL . THIS WORLD IS FULL OF EVIL PEOPLE AND WHO EVER IS INVOLVED IN MATTERS SUCH AS THIS ARE EVIL !!

  3. For our American friends, you can contact the Canadian Ambassador to the US, Gary Doer, and express your displeasure to him. He can be reached here: http://can-am.gc.ca/washington/contact-contactez.aspx?lang=eng

  4. Anne Streeter · ·

    I have contacted the offices of Trade Minister Ed Fast, the trade critics for each of the other parties, the CFIA and Atlas Air Cargo. Let’s pour it on!

  5. We Need To Be The Voice Of These Horses Being Shiped To Japan, Why Are we Feeding People Horses? The Horses Used To Be Honored And Prized As Our American Horses Should Not Be Consumed For Profit Or Any Other Reason, Please Stop The Slaughter Of These Beauitful Animals

  6. Penny zielstorf · ·

    This is a horrible Inhuman treatment
    of a beloved creature that help get mankind where he is today. Mankind scares me we’ve turned into heartless greedy selfish people it seems to be all about the money very sad .

  7. Sharron Roddy · ·

    too bad USA people can’t comment

    1. Penny zielstorf · ·

      I commented even if I can’t this whole thing about the horses makes me ill

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