breeding for slaughter
Does anyone know about the sorry practice in Canada and some western states of breeding horses purposely for MEAT??
This is an ad from last week's Western Producer an agricultural paper from Saskatoon, Sask. YOUNG BRED PERCHERON MARES IN FOAL to a big stud. Will produce Japan type colt. 204-436-2571 Elm Creek, Manitoba.
Another ad reads FOR SALE OR LEASE bred belgian and percheron mares, 3 to 10 years old, large framed and EVAtested, colt repurchase option available. We are also purchasing open and bred belgian and percheron mares with above specifications. 360-458-7788 Yelm, Washington
These colts are finished to the desired weight, then shipped by Air Canada out of the Calgary International Airport for Japan. The colts are raised drug free. They are butchered and the meat is eaten raw much like Sushi. It sells for $20.00 a pound so only the rich can afford it.
It's bad enough that the other young animals are butchered for their meat but somehow it seems worse to do the same to horses.