Go the CHDC site for more details on how this piece of luck came about:
On my earlier posts about the repealing of Section 33 of the Meat Inspection Act of 1990, Alert! Horse Apartheid, and Are you Eating Beef Laced with Horsemeat, there was a revealing comment shared by Theresa Anne Nolet, a horse advocate. This is what she wrote:
Good day Cynthia just received an email response from Dr.Brian Evans of CFIA in response to an email I had sent him.Read More
I am indebted to Ihsaan Gardee writing in The Montreal Gazette today regarding the Parti Quebecois (PQ) once again demonizing cultural practices which they claim ” are against traditional Quebec values”…those apparently being to use the captive stunbolt in slaughterhouses as this is supposed to be more humane than kosher or halal slaughter methods. Mr. Gardee refers to a study done by The School of Veterinary Medicine at Hanover University, Germany. I urge everyone to click on that linkRead More
Bobinette : Un débat à deux sens, deux mesures, deux mentalités, mais un seul résultat réel: les chevaux souffrent plus de la fermeture des abattoirs, car ceux qui y ont recours (pour diverses raisons) n’auront pas d’autres options.Read More
Karin and I had a rocky start. She thought I was a horse-killer. She’s on a ride to stop horse slaughter, and when she first emailed me, she was using a smartphone. Somehow, the wires got crossed (and since I can’t text while driving a car, I can only imagine what it’s like being in-saddle and negotiating a phone!). Karin is a true crusader for our horses, and not just because she’s on a four-legged walkabout to publicize the cause, but because this is a woman who has done her homework…in spades…and all of it–the ride, the research–all of it comes from sheer love and respect for horses.
What really impressed me–once I introduced myself properly–was Karin’s research into the flight chemicals released in every head-shot horse. I will let Karin explain itRead More
I must apologize to Claude Brunet, interviewer/host of the recent Radio-Canada broadcast, Bien dans son assiette (see When Reporters Get it Wrong )–at least, in part, and I’ll tell you why shortly. First, I’d like to address a few questions that have come my way, especially since so many are sharing this blog in cyberspace (and, it would be nice if some of you new visitors would actually buy or even read my novel because more than half of what I post here already appears in Ground Manners. A Novel …but I digress).
Q: Why have the numbers of horses slaughtered in Canada decreased between the years 2008 and 2009?
A: There were seven slaughterhouses killing horses in Canada; then there were five; then there were four.Read More