Items

Forums
 
Transport of Live Horses For Slaughter
 By Winniefield Park   •   21st Oct 2018   •   699 views   •   0 comments
Transport of Live Horses For Slaughter


Earlier in 2018 the rules governing the horse slaughter industry in Canada changed and at the time some speculated that it would be dealt a crippling blow. The changes came about because of the European Union’s requirements that any horse intended for meat must be proven drug free for six months prior to slaughter. This means Canadian horses and horse brought from the United states must stay in a feedlot for six months before they can be slaughtered for meat. This, says horse advocates, opened the door further for paperwork to be fudged. But if paperwork wasn't falsified, it meant added expense for the owners of the horses as they pay for extra feed and care. And that, hoped many would slow down the pipeline

But, has the new requirement or anything else throttled the horse slaughter industry in Canada? Apparently it has been business as usual, and other issues have cropped up. The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition has launched a suit against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for the overcrowding of horses in live transport to overseas meat markets.

The regulation states that any horse over 14 hands high must be transported in its own shipping crate. They must be able to stand in a natural head up position.

The CHDC claims that the CFIA repeatedly ignores overcrowding of animals. CHDC has videos of large draft horses shipped together with their heads touching the tops of the shipping crates. The CFIA has argued in the past that horses are social animals and are more comfortable when allowed to travel together as long as they have sufficient space.

As if the slaughter of horses hasn’t been a contentious enough issue, the transport of live horses overseas has raised even more ire from animal rights and anti-slaughter groups. Early in 2018 the CFIA was taken to task when it was revealed that horses in transport were going 35 hours without food or water—as per the law. New laws would reduce that time to 28 or 30 hours but many agree that is still far too long.

Another issue is the culling of feral herds. In the past horse herds in Alberta have been culled to limit the population growth. One destination of culled horses was to the slaughter pipeline. This summer indigenous and animal rights groups, scientists and other experts met to discuss the fate of these wild herds. The government claims that the feral herds come from escaped logging and farm horses and come under the ‘Stray Animal Act’. Not so say many, and they deserve to be protected as an important part of the area’s heritage.

Meanwhile, the search for Molly, a Clydesdale gone missing has attracted attention around the world. Her owner fears that someone may have stolen her gentle giant to be sold for slaughter. It wouldn’t be the first time. Last May an Alberta man was charged for stealing horses and selling them for slaughter. He also forged the required livestock manifest and ownership papers when selling the horses to the plant. Clearly, not much has changed.

--
www.ctvnews.ca
globalnews.ca
www.cbc.ca
Horse News More PB Articles About:  Slaughter,
Horse News More In This Category:  Horse Rescue and Abuse      Horse News More From This Author:  Winniefield Park
 Related Horse News
Where Kill Buyers Get Horses
30th Dec 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
So where are these buyers likely to be found? There are quite a number or auction houses in North America where trucks leave filled with horses bound for slaughter. Here is a look at some of the larger auctions where kill buyers f ...
100,000 Horses Transported To Canada For Slaughter
31st Aug 2014   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
We’re a few years down the road since the laws that made horse slaughter illegal came into effect. Since 2007, with brief exceptions, horse slaughter plants have closed in the U.S. The majority of the U.S. population agrees that h ...
Horse Slaughter in US for Human Consumption
17th Feb 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
You get the feeling that despite legislation that should have wiped out horse slaughter in the U.S., the issue never really seems to go away. Most of you know that back in 2007 rules were changed so that there was no funding for s ...
Horse Slaughter in Canada
26th Aug 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The horse slaughter industry in Canada, according to 2016 statistics brings in about $80 million dollars in exports. That represents about 12 million kilograms of meat (26,000,000 lbs) or about 65,000 horses earmarking Canada as a ...
Horse Slaughter Ban to be Lifted in US
25th Jul 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
But since the new U.S. President took office back in November of 2016, there has been speculation that the bill that ended horse slaughter would be repealed. It now looks that looks like it may actually happen. ...
US House and Senate at Odds on Horse Slaughter
27th Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill has been passed by the United States Senate Appropriations Committee with a provision to continue the ban on horses and donkeys being slaughtered for human consumption. There will be no fu ...
Transport of Live Horses For Slaughter
21st Oct 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Earlier in 2018 the rules governing the horse slaughter industry in Canada changed and at the time some speculated that it would be dealt a crippling blow. The changes came about because of the European Union’s requirements that a ...
The Safeguard American Food Exports Act
28th Feb 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
As of January 30th, an act to prevent horses from being sold for slaughter and human consumption has been re-introduced by U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Vern Buchanan. ...
Derby Winner Foals Slaughtered in South Korea Race Industry
31st May 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
As the popularity of horse racing increases in South Korea, so has the number of horses that are sent for slaughter. Most sources claim the number of horses slaughtered has tripled. And while most of the horses are raised for that ...
Interview of a Horse Kill Buyer
8th Jan 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The public may be more aware of the negative side of horse racing as the number of race horse deaths at Santa Anita and other tracks becomes publicized. Now, USA Today has shone an unflattering light on another dark side of the sp ...
  View More PonyBox Related Horse Articles
 More News by Winniefield Park
25 Year Old Equestrian Karen Polle is One to Watch
20th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Karen Polle was born in Japan, but moved to the United States when she was very young. She rode for the U.S. competing successfully in North American Young Rider Championships. In 2014, she started riding for Japan with a goal of ...
U.S. Space Force Inducts First Horse
18th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The Space Force has a new recruit. Currently The United States Space Force has a personnel of about 16,000, but it’s membership has just increased by one. Ghost, a five-year-old grey Mustang is its newest recruit. Unlike his fello ...
Horse Antibodies Treating COVID in People
14th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Could horses help treat Covid-19? Immune therapy research being done in South America suggests that antibodies produced by horses when injected with part of the coronavirus might help fight the virus in people. Horse blood contain ...
Record Breaking Friesian Earnings
13th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
A new PonyBox record has fallen with an offspring out-earning their sire. And a new horse sits in the top PonyBox spot. ...
Virtual Mustang Makeover
12th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Many equestrian events have been cancelled, but with some ingenuity, others have made an attempt to carry on safely despite COVID-19. Each year, the Extreme Mustang Makeover offers a chance for young trainers to prove their horse ...
Meet Freckle Butt The House Trained Horse
7th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Freckle Butt the pony clearly believes he’s entitled to all of the comforts of home. That includes access to soft rugs, snacks and back rubs. This house horse lives in Michigan and has only one regret - no fingers or thumbs to use ...
PonyBox Top Rankings and Win Streaks
6th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Top Ranking horse for the end of the first week of August is 3P *Overjoyed*. This 12 year old Standardbred mare is a diminutive 12.2 hands, but has a best jump of 91” and earnings of 509,800 PB. She has a performance score of 443 ...
Worsely Dressage Documentary
5th Sep 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Lucy Worsely’s 2015 “Reins of Power” documentary, available on YouTube, is the perfect addition to your rainy day or quarantine binge watching playlist. The doc peeks at the royal family’s horse obsession, and explores the roots o ...
  View All News by Winniefield Park
 
©2002 - 2020   PonyBox LLC Create Account Advertise Terms Privacy Contact Us
216 Members Online 269,042 Registered Members 2,772 News Articles 11,777,027 Unique News Article Views 280,641,533 Website Views