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HWAC and CQHA, Unhappy About Anti-Slaughter Bills, Write Letters of Protest to Ag-Canada

“Slaughter Update from our good friends across our Northern Border” ~ R.T.

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

It’s clear that the pro-slaughter Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada (HWAC) and the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) read the CHDC blog,  because they’ve recently sent two letters to the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, P.C, MP, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in an apparent urgent state of mind, to persuade the Liberal government to reject future anti-slaughter Bills.  MP MacAulay did vote in favour of Bill C-571 as did all the Liberals present for the vote,  so they have just cause for concern.

HWAC has been pretty quiet recently,  but they’ve added a few more directors and appear to be ramping up of late.  In fact, HWAC has been meeting with Equestrian Canada in Ottawa recently on traceability issues. They also sent a letter requesting that they be consulted on Federal Transport Regulations for equines,  stating:

“Information gathered to date with processing plant attendees, indicate there are no records…

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  1. I understand these are lesser issues, but on reading the post mortem reports, a few things jumped out.

    The average dressed weight (marketable product per carcass) averages around 300 lbs. Given that most horses are 800-1100 lbs, and quite a few are larger, this means somewhere between 500 and 800 lbs. of “waste” are produced per animal.

    I’ve seen clips of tanks pouring the blood and other liquid wastes into farm fields in Canada, but what do they do with hundreds of pounds of offal?

    The largest reason listed for condemnation of carcasses was MELANOMA. Is any of this offal ending up in pet foods, or concentrated feeds for other animals (pelleted feeds for cattle, hots, chickens etc.), or produced into meal used for fertilizing food crops? If so, how much of these aftermarket products are exported, and to where?

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  2. I have saying the waste from blood tissue bone and parts unusuable they Only use less than 50 percent of Every horse. The fact is they use 87 percent of All cattle parts and 50 percent of horses or less. If horses have serious injuries it reduces the amount of usable mass. So yes half to 3/4 ths of every horse is Thrown away. These guys were bellyaching about 6 months waiting period. The VERY same period they claim they already withdraw for. The reason for the fit? Because you and I know killers dont feex any horsez for six months or they lose profits.


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