Government inspection documents obtained by the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition have revealed that a mid-December live export flight of horses to Japan caused three to collapse. The shipping company decided to reroute the plane, meaning the horses were left without food, water, and rest for thirty hours. According to Canadian law, the maximum time horses can be transported without these provisions is twenty-eight hours. No update has since been provided on whether or not these three horses have recovered.
Three Horses Collapse on Canadian Live Export Flight to Japan
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: Canada Edition: Issue 35