Justice for Millions of Livestock Who Die During Transport

Target: Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Canada

Goal: Protect farm animals from death or euthanasia during transport.

Every year, over a million farm animals in transport arrive dead at their destination. Nearly 9 million more are euthanized once they are unloaded. They either succumb to health problems they already suffered from, or they develop debilitating issues in the trucks. Such treatment would never be allowed with companion animals, yet livestock do not share the same level of protection and are considered a dispensable commodity.

Most of these health reasons are extremely painful conditions that should have been medically treated on the farm or feedlot, and it is deplorable that these animals are loaded onto the trucks to suffer hours of confinement to be condemned and killed. Once on the trucks, many animals receive preventable injuries that lead to their being euthanized at the destination, such as frostbite, bruising, and emaciation.

There are many parties involved in preventing these deaths: farms, transportation companies, CFIA inspected facilities, and even companies that purchase the meat. While all these organizations are responsible, the livestock transportation industry needs to rethink its contribution to animal cruelty, and the government needs to take further action to ensure this does not happen.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Honourable Garneau,

I am concerned about the condition of livestock transport in Canada despite the new updates to the regulations. Over one million animals are dead on arrival at slaughter facilities, and nearly 9 million more are condemned by CFIA inspectors. I urge you to take further action to protect farm animals during transport.

Some of these animal deaths are due to prior medical issues, but many are caused by transportation conditions. The animals should never have been loaded when they had chronic medical problems that should have been treated on the farm. It is just as horrible that frostbite, bruising, and emaciation caused during transport are all approved reasons for CFIA inspectors to condemn an animal. Blame for these acts of animal cruelty lie with the agricultural industry, the slaughter facilities, and even the companies purchasing the end products, but the transport industry is also responsible.

I urge you to take further action to ensure livestock are being treated humanely during transport.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Izvora

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15 Comments

  1. If everyone would please consider being vegetarian, this cruelty would stop. Poor animals

    • Karen, I agree with you 100%.Converting to vegetarian is the answer. Animal abusers must be wiped off the planet.

      • I agree with Michelle and Karan. PLEASE people. do the right thing and help to stop the cruelty. Thank you

        • I disagree. I chose vegetarianism in 3rd grade, which I remained for about 18 years of my life, going vegan for one year. I have now developed a 99% purely vegan diet outside of meat and cheese that are locally raised and primarily grass fed and eggs and butter that are marketed as 100% grass fed. Vegetarianism just isn’t practical for many people. We need to feed our local, trusted farmers so that they can continue to feed us.

  2. so why do they even load these animals if they all will be dead or in such bad shape that they have to be euthanized?????? seems ridiculous to me…we al just need to stop eating animals and dairy and let all this cruelty to animals be over with forever…i know I did 7 years ago and i have never felt healthier. God bless all the animals that are abused by ungodly humans…..an eye for an eye…..one day these monsters will feel the pain they made these innocent animals feel…..

  3. they have the money do a better job of humanely hauling these animals. its disgusting the torture they get away with.

  4. Muriel Servaege says:

    10 years ago, I had to stop eating meat for health reasons and I now wonder what seems so impossible to so many people to become vegan or at least vegetarian.

  5. STOP THESE ANIMAL TORTURING MURDERING HOLOCAUSTS!!!!!!!
    FOR FUCK SAKE SHOW SOME COMPASSION YOU FILTHY ROTTEN EVIL SCUM OF THE EARTH BASTARDS!!!!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU??????????
    YOUR ALL FUCKING INBREEDS! ANYONE THAT CAN CAUSE SO MUCH PAIN & SUFFERING ON ANOTHER LIVING BEINGS IS EVIL!!! YOUR ALL GOING TO SUFFER IN HELL FOR ALL YOU DO TO ANIMALS!!!!!
    THIS IS WHAT ATROCITIES LOOKS LIKE!!!!
    ALL GOVERNMENTS CAN GET FUCKED TOO,,,, THEY”RE ALL ON THEIR WAY TO HELL ALSO!!!!!

  6. Stella Waldvogel says:

    There is a Tyson chicken plant in the town where I live, and I often see trucks heading there crammed with as many chickens as they can stuff into it. Some of them have died already, all of them look sick, and the stench coming from these trucks is horrible. People are apparently eating them – expect another pandemic from practices like this.

  7. Stop the evil, vile and cruel insanity now! THE PUBLIC IS WATCHING AND WE DEMAND THIS STOP!

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