On February 13th, Member of Parliament Alistair MacGregor presented a petition in the House of Commons calling on the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food to end the live export of horses for slaughter in Japan. The petition was initiated by Canadian icon Jann Arden and signed by more than 36,000 Canadians, making it the third largest Petition of this parliament. Now that the Petition has been submitted, the government has forty-five days to table an official response.