Support Bill C-322
PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED
We, the undersigned Citizens of the World, draw to the attention of the House the following:
THAT horses are ordinarily kept and treated as sport and companion animals
THAT horses are not raised primarily as food-producing animals;
THAT horses are commonly administered drugs that are strictly prohibited from being used at any time in all other food-producing animals destined for the human food supply; and
WHEREAS Canadian horse-meat products that are currently being sold for human consumption
in domestic and international markets are likely to contain prohibited substances;
THEREFORE, YOUR PETITIONERS call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to bring forward and adopt into legislation Bill C-322, an Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption), thus prohibiting the importation or exportation of horses for slaughter for human consumption, as well as horsemeat products for human consumption.
Note; horses or horsemeat used for consumption of any sort must be disallowed. Horses are companion animals, not food. The cruelty and stress that these animals face through this practice is unnacceptable.