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Canadians protest against horse slaughter

October 6, 2010

A series of protests have been staged in Canada in opposition to the country's horse slaughter industry.

Protesters' targets included an Alberta slaughter plant, a Montreal abattoir, a Toronto restaurant and a Vancouver butcher's shop. They also stood on street corners in several other centres to show their opposition to the trade.

They urged Canadians to contact their MPs to ask them to ban horse slaughter.

The end to horse slaughter in the United States in 2007 has resulted in an estimated 50,000 US horses crossing into Canada each year, bound for its slaughter plants.

This is in addition to Canada's own domestic trade, with most of the horse meat bound for export for human consumption.



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