Republic of Horse

Canadian agencies and regulations

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Canadian Food and Veterinary Office (FVO)
    • 2010 FVO Audit (pdf): Audit by FVO to review food production standards against European Union (EU) requirements. Horse meat evaluation in Section 5.4, pages 12-15, concludes:
      • "The control system in place in Canada for verification of the current use of substances in horses to be slaughtered as specified in Council Directive 96/23/EC is inadequate, as it only allows for official verification of identification, movement and treatment records of a limited fraction of the horses to be slaughtered.

        "Live horses from the US for immediate slaughter, are, from their entry into Canada until their slaughter, under veterinary control (sealed truck, documentary control and report to custom point of entry after slaughter). Nevertheless, no equivalent guarantees are given and no documentation provided regarding the current use of substances as specified in Council Directive 96/23/EC."