ACTION 4 Animals: Horse Exports from US to Canada... for Food!
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. ~ Thomas A. Edison
Every day, transport trucks carry horses hundreds of miles across the border from the United States to Canada. Because of horses' intelligent and territorial natures, the cramped, sweltering trucks are particularly traumatic for them - many will not even survive the trip.
When the horses finally reach Canada, they wait for hours at auction without hay or water. Then, slaughterhouses buy them, shoot them and sell their meat at up to $12 a pound.
Many U.S. farms feed their horses a steady diet of medication, even though many of these drugs are labelled as specifically hazardous for human consumption. Still, Canadian slaughterhouses export this arguably contaminated meat to Europe and Asia.
The horse slaughter industry is not only inhumane; it is also very risky to public health.