Along with other election promises, Erin O’Toole has vowed to ban puppy mills and animal testing if he is elected on September 20th (–animal-testing).
This is music to the ears of those who love animals and we commend Mr. O’Toole for remembering some of our furry friends. But we know that election promises are not set in stone and history has shown how easily those promises can be broken and swept away.
Further, with the escalating spotlight on the exports of live horses for slaughter (, fueled by the compassionate work of music icon Jann Arden, we are wondering why Mr. O’Toole has not addressed this issue in his list of promises? Do the Conservatives not care for horses? Exporting large drafts in small wooden crates, only to be slaughtered and turned into sushi in Japan, is inherently cruel! A 2019 Nanos poll revealed that 69% of Canadians are opposed to the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Also, nearly 78,000 Canadians signed parliamentary petition e-3187 (sponsored by Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith), calling for an end to the exports of live horses for slaughter. That’s a lot of votes!
If you would like some answers from Mr. O’Toole on this subject, you can email him at:
Please let us know about any responses that you receive.
Thank you from the horses!