Last year I was interviewed by journalist Liz Brown, who writes for the Canadian publication Horse-Canada. Sinikka Crosland, Executive Director of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition was also interviewed. This was a months-long writing/research project for Ms. Brown that was temporarily derailed when Canada stopped accepting imports of American horses briefly in October 2012.
I had wondered whether it would ever be published when a couple of people mentioned that they had seen it in the print version of the magazine. As far as I know, it’s not available online but I’ve reproduced it here. It’s a fairly balanced piece that covers feedlot issues, the ever-present spectre of horsemeat purveyor La Palette Restaurant in Toronto and our protests there, toxicology issues, the lack of testing protocols at the CFIA, and the falsification of EIDs. Of course, horsemeat pimp Bill “Slaughter is a Wonderful Option” DesBarres is quoted as well.
You can’t read the article without arriving at the inevitable conclusion that this multi-million dollar industry is incredibly problematic, quite apart from the actual cruelty involved. Hopefully this article resonates with the audience of Horse Canada, which primarily features more “fluff” pieces on topics such as coronary band injuries and dietary supplements.
Please click on the graphic to open the article in PDF format.