horse slaughter

Alex Atamanenko Disappointed by Bill C-571 Vote

Alex Atamanenko, MP (BC Southern Interior) issued the following statement in Ottawa regarding parliament’s defeat last night of his Bill C-571 through which he hoped to overhaul the horsemeat industry in the interests of food safety: “I am very dismayed that my Bill C-571 did not get quite enough support in Parliament to pass on […]

HBPA Supports WEG’s Horse Welfare Policy

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) of Ontario endorses and supports the Horse Welfare Policy adopted by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG). We believe this was a necessary step to protect racehorses from unnecessary suffering while sending a positive message to the media, public, our customers and the government. As is well-known, the HBPA has […]

Woodbine Takes a Stand on Slaughter

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has released a statement to the Ontario racing community in order to make their position on horse slaughter clear.

Open Letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

An Open Letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency March 13, 2012 Dr. Martin Appelt National Manager Meat Programs Division Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1400 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON  K1A 0Y9 Dear Dr. Appelt: In view of Dr. Brian Evans’ prolonged leave of absence, we are sending this package for your review. Enclosed please find […]

ASPCA Calls for Permanent Ban on Horse Slaughter

Following the passage of the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations bill, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is urging support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR 2966/S 1176), which would stop the slaughter of American horses for human consumption by banning it in the U.S. and prohibiting the transport […]