Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How you can help in Canada 06.23.10

From Equine Welfare Alliance

Bill C 544

Many of you have contacted us on how to help with passage of the legislation in Canada. I wanted to get direction from CHDC before sending information because as many of you know, sometimes outside influence can hurt more than help. I received the below from our partners, CHDC, on who to contact and direction on the focus.

Please be polite and stay focused in your correspondence. We all feel the major issue is food safety. The US has no mechanism to remove horses from the food chain that have received prohibited substances.
Below are links to the drug paper published by Drs. Marini, Dodman and Blondeau that you can cite. The second link corrects two links that were moved on the site from where they originally appeared when the paper was published.


American horse protection advocates who would like to help support Bill C-544, Canada's Bill to ban horse slaughter, are asked to contact Hon. Wayne Easter, Liberal Agriculture Critic, and copy your message to MP Alex Atamanenko, NDP Agriculture Critic (who introduced the bill).
In your message please include the fact that half of the horses slaughtered in Canada every year originate from the U.S.  Many or most horses have been administered banned substances including Phenylbutazone, which is readily available, even over the internet.  If possible, give examples of the pipelines that horses follow from specific named auctions.
Below are the links for these 2 MP's (as well as the master list link for all MP's in Canada).
Thank you from your friends at the CHDC.

Link for Hon. Wayne Easter - Liberal Agriculture and Agri-Food Critic:

Link for MP Alex Atamanenko - NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food Critic:

Complete list of Canada's Members of Parliament:

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