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Members of Parliament approve bill banning export of horses for slaughter

Published May 13, 2024 at 4:00am

MPs have granted ultimate approval to the bill proposed by Kitchener-Conestoga Liberal MP Tim Louis, aiming to ban the export of horses for slaughter. The bill is now set for consideration in the Senate.

Humane Canada's CEO, Barbara Cartwright said that the testimony to the Commons agriculture committee on the bill “that focuses on the experience of the animals and not on the experience of the farmer or the agriculture business, you will see very clearly that the experience of the animal, which is what should be considered here, is a lot of tension, anxiety, fear and pain, all the way up to death. I would implore Parliament to look at the horse, not the farmer.”