Published December 17, 2012 by delia1979

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

Silky videoOn December 11, 2012, Jack Rodolico of Latitude News reported on the story of Silky Shark, a Standardbred racehorse who was slaughtered and slipped through the system to dinner plates, when his carcass should have been condemned.

The CHDC provides evidence of phenylbutazone entering the human food chain in Proof of CFIA Failure.

The report ends with a list of emails for concerned people to contact within various Canadian government organizations.  Here are some talking points when you write with your concerns:

– Horses are not raised as livestock for human consumption.
– Horses come from unknown points to auctions and feedlots and, therefore, cannot be properly traced.
– The majority of pleasure and sport horses have received banned veterinary drugs during their lifetime.
– The EID program does not ensure reliable tracking history for horses.  Owners are only required to declare “to the best of their knowledge” that their…

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