Countdown to Election 2019 – Horse Slaughter Is An Election Issue!

In just a few short weeks, Canadians will be electing the next federal government on October 21st.

While jobs, health care, pipelines and other mainstream issues are under discussion, we wonder which politicians will provide a voice for horses by supporting legislation to end horse slaughter and live exports for slaughter?

Wouldn’t it be nice if every future legislator were aware of the tragedy of horse slaughter, and if the majority could be convinced to seek an end to it? As a voter, you hold the power to make this happen!

All you need to do is to send the following very short questionnaire to your own MP and other candidates in your riding.

You can share this recent Nanos poll which reveals that nearly 7 in 10 Canadians say they would most support stopping the slaughtering of horses in Canada for human consumption rather than continue the policy.

Here are links to the candidates in the main parties:

Liberal: https://www.liberal.ca/team-trudeau-2019-candidates/

Conservative: https://www.conservative.ca/team/2019-candidates/

NDP: https://www.ndp.ca/candidates/

Green: https://www.greenparty.ca/en/candidates

Please copy and paste the following into the body of your e-mail and fill in the blanks before you send:

Dear _____________:

A Nanos poll conducted in June 2019 reveals that almost 7 out of 10 Canadians would like to see horse slaughter stopped.
As a constituent in your riding, I am interested to learn your opinion about the issue of horse slaughter in Canada, as well as the live exports of horses to other countries for slaughter and human consumption.
Kindly take a moment to respond to this brief questionnaire and send me your reply.

Questions:
1) If elected, would you support an end to horse slaughter in Canada?
2) If elected, would you support an end to live exports of horses from Canada to other countries for slaughter and human consumption?

Thank you,
__________________[your full name]
__________________[your complete mailing address]
__________________[your e-mail address]

3 comments

  1. Patti Tufford · ·

    Thank you CHDC for this VALUABLE TOOL!!! You have made it so easy to get information. I REALLY appreciate this and hope it will help guide our decisions! Patti Tufford

  2. This is the response I received from the NDP Candidate in the Fleetwood-Port Kells riding in BC.

    Annie Ohana:

    Thank you so much for reaching out. I would absolutely support an end to horse slaughter in Canada and also the export of live horses to other countries for slaughter and consumption.
    My hope would be that we can help our ailing farming sector with boosting their trade of vegetables and legumes rather than horse meat.
    With leadership to build non horse meat trade we can see an end to such exploitation.
    We can do better and the @NDP will do better.

  3. Anne Streeter · ·

    Proud of my M.P. Anthony Housefather who supports the abolition of horse slaughter for human consumption!

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