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Every year, thousands of live draft horses are exported from Canada to Japan, where they are slaughtered for human consumption.

Since 2013, more than 40,000 of these sensitive animals have been forced to endure travel for upwards of 28 hours while being deprived of food, water, and rest.

Despite the Prime Minister issuing a mandate calling on the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food to ban this practice in December 2021, more than 2,000 horses have been flown to their death since September 2021.

Finally, on September 19th 2023, Bill C-355, the Prohibition of the Export of Horses by Air for Slaughter Act, was introduced in the House of Commons to ban the export of live horses from Canada for slaughter.

On April 9th, alongside fellow members Winnipeg Humane Society and Montreal SPCA, Humane Canada asked Parliament to ban this cruel practice that has no place in a humane country. You can watch it by clicking the button below (starting at the 12:14 mark).

On May 9th, the bill passed the House of Commons and is now at the Senate of Canada. We now need your help to ensure that it passes through Senate and into law.

Add your voice to protect these animals today!

Sign the French petition here!