Animals' Angels has continued to investigate and expose the US to Canada horse slaughter pipeline in an effort to achieve the same ban for Canadian exports. Ever diligent in the field, our investigators conducted numerous investigations along the northern border and at Canadian feedlots so that we could inform the EU Commission, as well as the public, of the continuing poor conditions and ongoing issues with traceability and documentation credibility.
In response to the overwhelming evidence exposing the Canadian horse slaughter empire as well as their own audit which confirmed the findings of our many investigations, the EU Commission instituted stricter regulations on Canadian horse meat imports in 2016 which included a 6-month Canadian residency requirement. While this was yet another step in the right direction, it is by no means strong enough. Nonetheless, we have been closely monitoring the effects of this development on PA, OH, and MI exporters, as well as Bouvry Exports in western Canada and the Viande Richelieu plant in eastern Canada.
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