For Immediate Release November 7, 2012:
Stop Slaughtering Us Billboard to Protect Horses Hits West Coast
Port Coquitlam, B.C.:
“Stop Slaughtering Us” is the slogan on a billboard that has appeared in both Ottawa and Calgary earlier this year. Now the billboard’s message is attracting the attention of motorists and passersby in Port Coquitlam, B.C. on busy Lougheed Highway.
The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) congratulates U.S.-based horse advocacy organization, Angel Acres, on a powerful campaign that has resulted in billboards being launched in both the United States and Canada. Well over 60% of horses killed at each of Canada’s four equine slaughter plants originate from the U.S. and have been shipped across the border for slaughter. The billboard’s message is aimed at stopping the mass butchering of horses for human consumption. Last year almost 90,000 horses died in Canadian slaughter plants, in spite of overwhelming evidence that the practice of horse slaughter violates both animal welfare and food safety…
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