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Horse slaughter is a national disgrace we can and must end

By Kendra Coulter, Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence; Chair of the Labour Studies Department, Brock University
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This story is not graphic, but what happens to horses shipped for meat sure is.

You might have believed horses were cherished and protected in Canada. Unfortunately, the truth is more complicated.

Extra-large horses (like the beer commercial Clydesdales) are lovingly called gentle giants because they are calm, kind and co-operative. Yet those born into the meat trade are put in boxes and shipped across the ocean without food or water on a long, one-way flight to their unceremonious deaths. Then they are eaten…

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