Continuing Action Opposing Live Horse Shipments – New Contacts

Mare with aborted foal being comforted Bouvry feedlotThe horses need your voice!  CHDC videos and the debate on CTV’s Alberta Primetime with Sinikka Crosland have been widely shared.  Our follow-up video of live draft horses arriving in Japan has been read and shared by thousands!  

Here’s the sample letter for you to use.  Please feel free to amend as you see fit but please keep it professional.

Dear Hon. Mr. Fast,

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 of Information findings listed: https://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/media_page_jun_2015.pdf.  [The writer can then add one or two examples, if they wish.]

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

Your Name and contact information

c.c. Dr. Archibald and the others listed above

In addition to targets previously identified,  please help by contacting the following key people in government:

Hon. Edward Fast, Minister of International Trade
Email: ed.fast@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-995-0183
Mailing Address:
House of Commons
(No stamp required)
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6

Dr. Bruce Archibald, President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Email: bruce.archibald@inspection.gc.ca
Telephone:  1-800-442-2342
Mailing Address:
1400 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0Y9

If possible please write separate letters to the opposition critics indicated below (sample letter below).

Liberal Shadow Cabinet
International Trade Critic:  Chrystia Freeland
Email:  chrystia.freeland@parl.gc.ca
Telephone:   613-992-5243
Mailing Address:
House of Commons
(No stamp required)
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6

NDP Shadow Cabinet
International Trade:   Don Davies
Email:  don.davies@parl.gc.ca
Telephone:   613-943-0267
Mailing Address:
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6

Green Party
International Trade:  Paul Manly
Email: paul.manly@greenparty.ca

Animal Issues:  Sameer Mulden
Email: Sameer.muldeen@greenparty.ca

And please consider writing to Atlas Air Cargo the current carrier of the horses.  They can be reached here.

 

6 comments

  1. Canada transports horses to Japan = SHAME SHAME SHAME

  2. Please end horse slaughter and shipment ny air cargo from Canada to Japan.

  3. This is disturbing, please stop the export of horses to Japan. What is happening to horses in Canada is truly troubling. We need to stop this cruelty to horses now. If enough people know and express their disgust, Canada will have to stop this business and cruelty to horses!

  4. Please end horse slaughter and shipment ny air cargo from Canada to Japan.

  5. Sue Sargent · ·

    I’d like to suggest also writing to:
    The Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Minister of Agriculture
    1341 Baseline Road
    Ottawa, ON
    K1A 0C5

    The Honourable Lisa Raitt
    Minister of Transport
    Transport Canada
    330 Sparks Street
    Ottawa, ON
    K1A 0N5

  6. sosbaiji · ·

    This is disgraceful what Canada is doing to horses. I just sent this email to W5.
    Dear W5:

    This is very disturbing what is happening to horses in Canada.

    We need to stop this cruelty to horses.

    Please do a story on this and share it with the public; they need to know what is going on.

    If enough people know and express our disgust, Canada will have to stop this cruel business of cruelty to horses.

    Thank you very much.

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