What kind of a justice system supports the government when they break their own laws? Are we in Beijing, or in Canada?
We just received word that the CHDC has lost our David-and-Goliath battle against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, a lawsuit we launched because of evidence that the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) were being violated during the transport of horses to Japan for slaughter. On October 31, 2019, we left the matter in the hands of the judge to decide, and returned home to await the verdict. The evidence was clear to us: laws were being broken.
But the judge decided that the obligations imposed by the applicable Sections of the HAR have no bearing on the CFIA, but rather on the exporters and owners of the horses. Further, he felt that the CHDC cannot dictate how the CFIA conducts the shipment of horses overseas.
In other words, the CFIA can do as it pleases, according to the judge, where the air transport of horses for slaughter is concerned.
We are seriously considering an appeal of Mr. Justice Keith Boswell’s decision. Please stay tuned for more, keep the horses in your hearts, and if possible make a donation to our legal fund so that we can keep fighting: www.defendhorsescanada.org.
Thank you, on behalf of the horses!
Your friends at the CHDC….