The Horse | Proposed Canadian Bill Could Halt U.S. Slaughter Exports

From The Horse:  Proposed Canadian Bill Could Halt U.S. Slaughter Exports.  New legislation has been introduced in Canada to ” forbid the import and transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption in that country” and “amends the Canadian Meat Inspection Act to prohibit the import, export or transport of horsemeat products within Canada on grounds that those products are likely to contain the anti-inflammatory drugs Phenylbutazone (bute) and Banamine, and the sedative Acepromazine. All three drugs are commonly used by owners to treat their horses, but are banned substances under European Union (EU) food inspection regulations.”

If you read my previous posts on the horse slaughter issue, you know that beginning July 31, Canada is instituting new regulations requiring health and medication histories on horses presented for slaughter.  The above legislation is new, and if passed would ban horse slaughter for human consumption in Canada altogether.  Something to keep an eye on, for sure.  In the meantime, have a look at the article in The Horse.

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