HORSES ARE INHUMANELY SHIPPED FROM CANADA TO BE SLAUGHTERED IN JAPAN FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION IS SUING THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FOR...
VIOLATING ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION LAWS
Videos taken at Canadian and Japanese airports show many horses in these crates don’t have sufficient head clearance, with their heads touching the roofs and ears protruding through the crates, contravening IATA regulations.
Only 1 large draft horse is to be shipped per crate, yet 3 and 4 are being shipped per crate.
Fights are 10.5 to 13.5 hours long. During this time, horses have no access to food or water.
Additional hours must be considered for ground transportation, loading into crates, and loading and unloading crates from planes.
HORSES DESTINED FOR SLAUGHTER ARE NOT SHIPPED WITH THE SAME CARE AS HORSES BEING TRANSPORTED TO SHOWS
"People are surprised to learn that horses are being slaughtered in Canada [for human consumption].
Perhaps even worse, they are being exported in crammed conditions, to Japan to be slaughtered for meat. Horses that may have been someone's pet."
"This is a groundbreaking case as it is the first time an animal protection organization has sued the government over the way it transports animals."
"In this particular case, the law is abundantly clear that inspections of all horses must be done (by CFIA inspectors) prior to all shipments, and that all shipments must be certified as being compliant with the law.
For years, these inspectors have been certifying these shipments, even though horses were [and are] being shipped contrary to the law (ie, crammed horses into small crates, instead of being separated to avoid harming each other; and not providing enough headroom)."
Rebeka Breder, Breder Law Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada
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Shipping horses to a foreign country to be eaten is just plain wrong. This practice is not only inhumane, but laws are being broken continuously by the Canadian government!
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