There is still some progress left to work towards. The ban on horse meat has not been extended to Canada. While that is somewhat disappointing there are still steps being taken in the right direction. For instance, the EU Commission will institute several regulatory measures including the restriction that only meat from horses that have been in a Canadian feedlot for six month will be accepted, which will impact the business of US kill buyers significantly.
"Of course we had hoped for a complete ban in Canada as well," said Sonja Meadows, "especially given our previous documentation of the poor conditions at feedlots in Alberta. However, this step should make the import of horses from the US more difficult, thereby still saving a number of US horses from this horrific fate."
We at Animals' Angels are very proud of our coalition's EU Campaign and the impact it had. However, until a complete ban is in place, we will continue our investigations into the feedlots and slaughter plants in Canada and of course we will never stop fighting against horse slaughter returning to the U.S.