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e-116 (Horsemeat)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Shelley Grainger from Sutton, Ontario, on August 23, 2016, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Food safety
Horses
International trade
Meat
Meat and livestock industry
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • 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.
Ajax
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 19, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02240)
Government response tabled on June 4, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : August 23, 2016, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : December 21, 2016, at 7:55 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
553
British Columbia
1128
Manitoba
98
New Brunswick
87
Newfoundland and Labrador
19
Northwest Territories
5
Nova Scotia
102
Nunavut
1
Ontario
2981
Prince Edward Island
38
Quebec
239
Saskatchewan
62
Yukon
1
Other Countries
57
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