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e-116 (Horsemeat)

Initiated by Shelley Grainger from Sutton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • That horses are ordinarily kept and treated as sport and companion animals;
  • That horses are not raised primarily as food-producing animals;
  • That horses are commonly administered drugs that are strictly prohibited from being used at any time in all other food-producing animals destined for the human food supply; and
  • That Canadian horsemeat products that are currently being sold for human consumption in domestic and international markets are likely to contain prohibited substances.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act, thus prohibiting the importation or exportation of horses for slaughter for human consumption, as well as horsemeat products for human consumption.
Government response tabled on June 4, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-208-01)
Open for signature
August 23, 2016, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
December 21, 2016, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Mark Holland (Ajax)
April 19, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02240)
Government response tabled
June 4, 2018
Photo - Mark Holland
Liberal Caucus
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