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The truth is: More people could be employed caring for horses than killing them.

The 'unwanted' horses is also a slaughter industry phrase to make people think that the industry is providing a service for horse people and horses instead of the real reason which is making huge profits serving our horses meat to European and Asian markets for their consumption.

The truth is that horse breeding societies all across Canada are paying foal breeding incentives of $1,000+ in an effort to increase

Interview With a Killer Buyer - Warning: *Graphic*
the diminishing Canadian horse numbers and Canadian taxpayers are unknowingly supporting the breeding industries (and thereby horse slaughter) via various government funding schemes.

Without a constant supply of Canadian horses, the slaughter industry cannot survive. Phrases like 'humane slaughter', 'necessary evil', are commonly used by the slaughter industry to satisfy the industry's need for a constant supply of our horses to slaughter. Currently, Canada's slaughter industry kills and butchers nearly 80,000 healthy horses every year (since the industry can't fulfill any profitable quotas with only Canadian horses, it imports approximately 70% from the USA also).

It takes a lot of healthy horses lives and millions of dollars of Canadian taxpayers money to keep the Canadian horse slaughter industry alive.

The slaughter industry provides horse meat for human consumption therefore the old and sick horses are not wanted into the food supply.

The Canadian horse slaughter industry has propelled Canadians into thinking that slaughtering horses by torturing and beating them to death behind closed doors is a necessary evil: The industry has even recruited

Redford calls for ban on horse slaughter
so-called horse people to call the method that the horses are put to their death with as "humane". The tragedy is that the provincial horse councils and federations are one of the biggest campaigners and perpetuators of this propaganda claiming that horses are being slaughtered humanely. The Councils and Federations have thousands of members who are horse owners in Canada although many of their members (the horse owners) have no idea that their membership fees are contributing to the brutality that horses sent to slaughter must endure. Carefully phrased words used by pro-horse slaughter organizations such as 'humanely' instead of cruel, barbaric and 'processing' instead of slaughtering help to guise the horror ahead for horses that are sent to be slaughtered. (see also Councils, Federations and Trumpeters Of Slaughter).

The truth is: More people could be employed caring for horses than killing them.

Furthermore, people are misled and conditioned into thinking that we cannot care for 'unwanted' horses and that slaughtering is a quick and easy fix. Truthfully, slaughtering horses is big profit for the four slaughter houses
“I believe there is one catch phrase which is contributing greatly to the confusion surrounding horse slaughter. That phrase is 'unwanted horses.' They wanted them when they bought them, didn't they?”    

John Hettinger was a successful horseman and industry leader, anti-horse slaughter activist, and the co-founder of Blue Horse Charities. Mr. Hettinger passed away in 2008.
in Canada and a handful of "kill-buyers" (who seek out horses to truck to slaughter at places like auctions, online ads, race tracks, etc) across the nation. The truth is: More people could be employed caring for horses than killing them.

The billions of dollars that the Canadian horse slaughter figures portray as profits rarely include the taxpayers contributions via various government funding schemes. For example, in British Columbia, the provincial government pumps over six million dollars every year into the horse racing industry which in turn supplies most of its horses for the slaughter industry. At the same time, British Columbia has one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada.

Clydesdale foals playing
Equine Pro-Lifers, "To Serve & Protect"

WE, as Canadian horse owners and other supportive individuals, treasure the horse as a strong, intelligent animal that throughout history has helped us in so many ways:

Horses have been our allies in fighting wars, supplied us with food by plowing our land and harvesting our crops, by building our homes with clearing our land, and by providing the only means of transportation from community to community throughout Canada for so many years in our history.
The Horse has served us with loyalty, dedication and friendship.

The horse helped us to build this wonderful Nation.

ER considers the Horse a national treasure to be protected and forever revered.

Equine Right To Life (ER) members and our friends are united as horse pro-lifers for Life and make oath "To Serve and Protect the horse as long as we shall live".

»Canada Horse Slaughter Video Footage
(Warning: Very Graphic)
»Slaughter Industry
»Racing Industry
»Breeding Industry
»Comparison: Horses Today and Historically
»Toxic Horse Meat
»Your Health
»Sugar-coated Myths
> »Inhumane = Humane
»Councils, Federations
»Trumpeters Of Slaughter
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