Equine Meat at my Local Grocer
Hi, not sure if anyone has info or advice as far as this issue is concerned. I am a horse-person but more importantly longtime horse-lover from Ontario, Canada. My family has long been involved in the equine industry in a variety of areas but most specifically insofar as Thoroughbred racing (my Dad was a jockey at Woodbine for a number of years). The struggles which have recently been seen by horse-racing have been a major area of concern for me lately but most recently hit home in a very significant way when I saw horse-meat being sold at my local grocery. I know that with the challenges that Ontario racing is facing right now, horse-slaughter is becoming more and more common in Ontario. That being said, I do recognize that this has been an issue for a very long time and I regret that it is only now becoming very evident to myself as a primarily racehorse focussed person. Anyways, I was EXTREMELY disturbed by the casual availability of horse meat at my local grocery store and was wondering if anyone had any advice as far as what I might do i.e) via petition might I be able to stop it/I was planning on writing a letter to the owner of the store (it is privately owned rather than a franchise)? Is this a matter I might take up with my local government? I apologize for my long-winded post I'm just not sure of what approach to take but feel very, very strongly that I must do something. I hope that someone might be able to help.