Canadians are Calling on the Federal Government to End the Live Export of Horses for Slaughter

A federal e-petition has been initiated by Canadian icon Jann Arden calling on the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food to end the live export of horses for slaughter in Japan. Currently, thousands of live horses are exported from Alberta and Manitoba every year to be killed overseas. The Liberal Party committed to banning the practice during the 2021 election but has yet to follow through on that commitment. The petition can be signed by Canadian residents or citizens, and with enough signatures, MP Alistair MacGregor will present the petition to the House of Commons and compel the government to address the issue with a response.