Every year, thousands of Canadian horses continue to be tightly packed into wooden crates so they can be flown to Japan to be slaughtered and eaten as a raw delicacy. Horses are denied food, water, rest, and adequate space on long, gruelling flights. This causes the animals significant distress and puts them at risk of being injured, collapsing, and even dying in transit.
The Canadian government promised to ban the practice long ago—but to this day, sensitive horses continue to be flown to their deaths.
But hope is on the horizon: a new private member’s bill in the House of Commons and a new Senate bill both aim to outlaw the practice once and for all!
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Banner image by Canadian Horse Defence Coalition.