Your Papers Please….
Written by: Heather Clemenceau
With the abandonment of the CanEquid program by Equine Canada, which has determined that it’s not a workable solution, Bill DesBarres has taken up the cause, bombarding horse associations with pro-chip marketing diatribe, attempting to lay the infrastructure to satisfy EU demands for horsemeat, all under the guise of isolating disease. He has partnered with Animal ID Systems, which has been heavily promoted by Cargill Meat Solutions, Monsanto and Schering-Plough – Big Ag intensive production systems, and this initiative was partially funded by the AgriMarketing Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Read the Equine Canada report – Equine Canada – Summary Report to Industry
DesBarres, who has steadfastly maintained that a $200 slaughter horse stubbornly clinging to life is what’s preventing you from buying a $2,500 horse, makes his appeal here – http://www.horsewelfare.ca/images/stories/traceability/equine_id_traceability_letter_21sept2012.pdf. Please take the time to read the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s response and…
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