MP Murray Rankin Submits Order Paper To Government Querying Live Export Of Horses

MP Murray Rankin (NDP – Victoria) has,  with the assistance of Michael Bernard of HSI and the CHDC, submitted questions to the government via Order Paper on March 6, 2017.

We have attached the questions below;  you can read the original Q-909 here at the bottom of the page.  Responses to Order Papers are normally expected within 45 days,  so we will update you with new information as it is received.

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Q-909 1-2 – March 6, 2017 – Mr. Rankin (Victoria)

With regard to the regulatory requirements under sections 141 and 142 of the Health of Animals Regulations

A ) does the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) verify that horses being exported overseas are Currently meeting these requirements;

B ) can the CFIA verify that the inspectors are enforcing these regulations on a consistent basis;

C ) who has the authority to.

( D ) is the CFIA’s professional judgment and previous experience on this matter based on any scientific evidence that they can quote;

A ) the veterinary inspector or veterinary inspector or veterinarian of the veterinary inspector or veterinarian;

F ) who transport the horses and crates them at the airport;

G ) is a second veterinary inspection at the airport;

H ) at what point are the horses examined at the airport;

( I ) since Canada is a World Organization for Animal Health;

J ) with what method are the horses individually identified for the purposes of being crated together, so that compatibility is ensured;

K ) how was incompatibility determined with regard to the incident filled out on March 10, 2015, non-compliance document Humane Transportation of Animals HT-2015-083416 and what specifically made that non-compliant incident;

L ) how many incidents of incompatibility and non-compliance occurred in 2015;

 

Q-909 1-2 – March 6, 2017 – Mr. Rankin (Victoria)

With respect to the regulatory requirements under sections 141 and 142 of the Health of Animals Regulations that prohibit the transport of animals unless Each animal cannot stand in its natural position without coming into contact with a bridge or a roof “and according to which” in the case of air transport each horse of more than 14 hands in height is isolated from other equines “:

A ) Does the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) verify that these requirements are currently met for exported horses;

(B ) can the CFIA verify that inspectors enforce this regulation in a consistent manner;

(C ) who has the power to declare that the requirements set out in section 141 do not apply;

(D ) in this area, is the CFIA’s professional judgment and experience based on scientific evidence that it may cite;

(E ) do exporters receive a certificate of veterinary certification from a CFIA veterinarian-inspector or other recognized veterinarian from the quarantine feedlot attesting to the absence of injury or disease And authorizing the export of horses;

(F ) transport the horses and place them in their containers at the airport;

(G ) is there a second veterinary inspection at the airport and, if so, A second certification is given to the airport and the air carrier;

(H ) when are horses examined at the airport;

(I ) since Canada is a member of the World Organization for Animal Health, does the airport veterinarian sign a document attesting that the cargo meets the requirements of the International Air Transport Association;

(J ) what method is used to identify each of the horses in containers as a group, to ensure compatibility;

(K ) how was the inconsistency with respect to the incident reported on March 10, 2015, determined in the Non-Compliance Statement, Humane Transport Inspection, HT-2015-083416, And what non-conformity is specifically addressed in this incident;

(L ) how many incidents of incompatibility and non-compliance occurred in 2015;

(M ) what are the details of all documents and certificates required for the transport of live horses from Canada to Japan?

 

3 comments

  1. Fern Weipert · ·

    Good for Murray Rankin, Hope everyone supports this!!

  2. Priscilla Lane · ·

    Why don’t they eat their own horses, NOT ours. To send animals , No food , water, is inhumane.
    But, the then they don’t give a damn as long as they get their money.

  3. Anne Streeter · ·

    Good stuff. The Animal Party must be careful who it runs against next time – not someone like Murray Rankin.

    A.

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