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Please be sure to send copies of your petition to the CHDC and the originals by September 13th, 2010
Alex Atamanenko, MP
Castlegar Office: 337 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar BC V1N 1G6
If each person can print out only one petition and ask friends and family to sign it, this could make a big difference.
Horses are being transported from the states to Canada on long ways, crouded into trailers without food or water, without rest, often from one holding pan to another.
The states stopped the slaughter in 2007 and Canada now does the dirty work for them, slaughtering not just our, but horses from the states.
Many horses will arrive at their destination as downers with horrible injuries, not being able to stand up anymore. Others will arrive dead, trampled by other horses fighting for room to stand and balance to not end up on the floor beside them, but those are the lucky ones.
After all, they are just meat!
For more info on this subject and the conditions of horses please visit
The question should not be "What will we do with all those horses?"
The question must be "Where are all those horses coming from?"
Can we really have 100.000 unwanted horses every year?
It is a fact that Europe and Asia have a demand of horsemeat and require north america to deliever.
We don't slaughter them because there are too many. We slaughter them because we breed them and sell them for profit to satisfy a need in a foreign country.
There are way too many horses on auctions bought by kill buyers that could end up in good hands if there were no kill buyers, but being that there is a demand, a kill buyer will outbid a private bidder to deliever the needed supply.
Once Bill C544 has passed in Parliament, there will be many horses that will need new homes. If this bill does not pass in Parliament, there will be every year another 100.000 horses send to slaughter and as many will be born to need rescue.
We have to break this cycle!
There are several petitions out to sign for you at follwing locations:
Lethbridge Trailblazer,921 3rd Ave South Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J1
Medicine Hat SPCA, South West Drive Southwest Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8
Claresholm CAReS Animal services, right behind Pampered Pets Claresholm
Granum Drop In Centre, Main street Granum
Claresholm on the message boards at SOBEYS, SHOP EASY and UFA