Article by Peter Fricker, Vancouver Humane Society, April 29, 2021
Please support the call to the federal government to ban the live export of horses for human consumption.
This inhumane trade involves draft horses, known as “gentle giants”, being shipped live in wooden crates to Japan and for slaughter for human consumption. Since 2014, more than 27,000 draft horses have been live exported by air, primarily to Japan, for slaughter.
VHS has signed a joint letter to the federal Minister of Agriculture, calling for the Canadian government to stop the inhumane shipments of draft horses to other countries for slaughter.
You can help by signing the House of Commons E-petition, which calls for an end to “air shipments of horses exported for human consumption, due to ongoing animal welfare concerns inherent in this practice.”
From Vancouver Humane Society, April 29, 2021, https://vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca/posts/speak-out-to-end-the-inhumane-live-export-of-horses/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=horse_exports_update&utm_content=buttonlink&utm_source=Vancouver+Humane+Society+mailing+list&utm_campaign=9edc79302f-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d682ff0f6d-9edc79302f-351991785&mc_cid=9edc79302f&mc_eid=e778b982b8