No More Quebec Bashing: Evolution

via Chamie Andorette, le Refuge Galahad :

A voir ce soir à TVA, la face cachée de la viande ! Le but du documentaire n’est pas de faire la morale aux Québécois en disant qu’ils consomment trop de viande, par exemple, a expliqué Sophie Durocher. L’objectif est de présenter la réali
té telle qu’elle est et de montrer comment ça se passe au Québec, comment les animaux sont élevés et abattus, illustrer l’impact sur l’environnement, et donner la parole à des médecins qui ont consulté de nombreuses études et à des gens qui ont fait le choix d’être végétariens et qui s’en portent très bien. »
 That’s Dec 9, 2012, channel 115, TVA-M (Bell).  Check for the Videotron station.   The Hidden Face of Meat Production, with Sophie Durocher.
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Email Hacked

My email address has been hacked into so, until that’s resolved, I apologize if you’ve contacted me and I haven’t responded.  I have also deleted all users on this blog whom I don’t know personally.

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Thoroughbred Slaughter Banned at Viandes Richelieu

Go the CHDC site for more details on how this piece of luck came about:


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Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

Reminder:  Horses Without Carriages International Day demonstration, June 9th (revised from June 2nd), 12 to 2pm, Montreal Hotel de Ville (City Hall), 275 Notre Dame Street.  Another demonstration will be held on JUNE 30TH, same location.  

I was astonished to discover recently that horsemen who practise Natural Horsemanship, of whatever origin, also support horse-driven caleches in cities as big as Montreal (3 million), a city so swelteringly hot and humid in the summertime that young children and the elderly keep indoors for health reasons.   Let me backtrack.  As I understand NH techniques as applied to equines, the premise is that the horse is a prey animal, subject to flight responses (including panic) when confronted by smells, noises, objects, or environments he is unfamiliar with.  

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Is Horse Slaughter Now a Cottage Industry? Revised

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.

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