Tag Archives: Ontario

Journey to the slaughterhouse

Journey to the slaughterhouse  A Toronto Star investigation has found that Canada’s food inspection system has serious flaws when dealing with the thousands of racehorses sent to slaughter every year that end up on tables in Europe, Asia and even Toronto. The full story can be seen here.

Eight Horses, Five Ponies Rescued in Durham Region, Ontario

Jennifer Pagliaro Tues Nov 13, 2012 08:54 The ruddy brown and chestnut horses appear to be barely standing on knobbly legs, their rib cages distinctly visible beneath stretched skin and matted fur. But OSPCA Investigator Debby Houghton said the photos don’t do justice to the “severe neglect” experienced by eight horses and five ponies rescued […]

Ontario racehorses slaughtered for meat – vet says

An equine veterinarian near Windsor, Ont., says thousands of horses have been slaughtered for meat in the wake of Ontario’s decision to end the Slots at Racetracks Program. Mark Biederman estimates 50 per cent of the province’s nearly 4,000 broodmares have been or will be slaughtered. Please view the complete article at the CBC