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Inhumane horse slaughter happens, despite CFIA

Re: “CFIA present in federally-registered horse slaughter facilities, compliance,” (The Hill Times, May 26, p. 8 ). Once again, we are treated to a form letter from Dr. Martine Dubuc and Dr. Harpreet Kochar of the CFIA. They skirt the core issue: that most horses slaughtered in Canada have received drugs that disqualify them from the human food chain. They would rather talk about not finding toxic residues in a situation where residue testing is not even applicable. Let me quote world experts: “It is not possible to establish a lower limit of toxicity for Phenylbutazone,” according to the European Medicines Agency and European Food Safety Authority, April 2013. What part of that is so hard to understand? Horse slaughter is very much a human health, food safety, and liability issue.

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Inhumane horse slaughter happens, despite CFIA

Re: “CFIA present in federally-registered horse slaughter facilities, compliance,” (The Hill Times, May 26, p. 8 ). Once again, we are treated to a form letter from Dr. Martine Dubuc and Dr. Harpreet Kochar of the CFIA. They skirt the core issue: that most horses slaughtered in Canada have received drugs that disqualify them from the human food chain. They would rather talk about not finding toxic residues in a situation where residue testing is not even applicable. Let me quote world experts: “It is not possible to establish a lower limit of toxicity for Phenylbutazone,” according to the European Medicines Agency and European Food Safety Authority, April 2013. What part of that is so hard to understand? Horse slaughter is very much a human health, food safety, and liability issue.

  

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