If you are new to the horse slaughter issue this video is intended as an in-depth introduction to the industry in Canada and the U.S. Warning: there are graphic scenes.
Below are a variety of resources for you to use.
American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
Details on S.1176 in the United States from the Animal Welfare Institute.
Canadian Horse Slaughter Statistics
2006 – February 2015
Canadian Horse Slaughter Plants
Federally Licensed Horse Slaughter Plants in Canada
(Scroll down to select “horses”, then scroll down again to submit.)
Cavel was a slaughterhouse in Illinois that closed in 2007
Compiled by John Holland
CFIA limits ports of entry for slaughter-bound horses
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) restricted entry locations for slaughter-bound horses coming in from the United States by road
CFIA border crossings
This document shows the allowed border entries into Canada for slaughter-bound horses originating in the United States
Did you know?
Discussion paper relating to horse councils and federations support of the slaughter industry
EU Requirements March 2010
What the New EU Requirements for Imported Equine Meat Will Mean to North American’s Horse Industry
EU Inspection Report, Canada
Final report from the European Union audit carried out in Canada in 2010
Insurance for your horse’s euthanasia
Horse Meat Exports
This web page allows you to create a customized report showing horse meat exports by various criteria.
Horses and Double Decker Trailers
Discusses the reasons why double deck trailers are not safe for transporting horses
Imports of Equine Meat from Third Countries
Letter from European Commission
Legislative process in Canada
How a bill becomes law.
Live Horse Exports
A document showing horse exportation from Canada to the United States and Japan, between 2006 to December 2011, provided by Agri-Food Canada.
Map showing CFIA designated border crossings and slaughter plant locations
New EU Requirements for Imported Equine Meat
What they will mean to North America’s horse industry
Hold owners responsible for their horses!
US Equines Slaughtered by Country and Year
A listing of horses slaughtered in the US grouped by country and year.
What You Didn’t Know About Canada’s Horse Federations
Did you know that your provincial horse federation supports and endorses the slaughter of North American horses?
What are private member bills?
A government article describing the private member bill concept.
Where would all the horses go?
An analysis of what would happen to horses if slaughter were made illegal.