Here is a letter that MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) has sent on behalf of one of his constituents to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, regarding the issue of horse slaughter in Canada.
In the letter, MacGregor “holds the minister’s feet to the fire” and reminds him of the support for Alex Atamanenko’s last horse slaughter bill.
MP MacGregor writes:
“Many of the issues were outlined in former Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko’s Private Member’s Bill C-571 An Act to Amend the Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act (slaughter of equines for human consumption), which was introduced in January 2014. The basis of the bill was that horses are not raised for the purposes of food production and as such they are often administered drugs that have not been approved for use in humans.”
Read the full PDF here.
Feel free to write both to your own MP and Minister MacAulay, referencing this letter, asking them how they are regulating the safety of meat for human consumption.