horse slaughter must stop now
Alberta horses are mostly slaughtered for their meat. They come mainly from auctions, where they are sold by private sellers and breeders, or they round them up from the wild in places that think have too many. Horses are stuffed into over crowded trailers and forced to endure days of traveling with no food or water. If they won’t load onto the trailer, they are beaten into it. Alberta has the biggest horse slaughter plant in Canada. Canada slaughtered over 89,000 horses over a one year period. There are four slaughter plants in this country that are federally licensed to slaughter horses, two in Alberta and two in Quebec. We need to stop this now. Sign this petition to help stop this! Most horses are not raised for slaughter as they are not traditional food animals, so they are generally bought at auctions. Horses enter auction marts from many different directions - family farms, trail riding outfits, the racing industry, rodeos, the PMU (Pregnant Mare Urine) industry, breeding farms seeking to offload stock they could not sell, etc. Numerous licensed horse dealers, known as kill buyers then send them off to be slaughtered when they are done with them.