While horse slaughter in Canada is legal and regulated by Agriculture Canada, Woodbine Entertainment does not support the inhumane treatment of horses while being transported to federally registered abattoirs. As stated in our Horse Welfare Policy, “an owner or trainer who is found to cuase horses previously stabled in Ontario to be sent to slaughter will be denied stabling privilages at Woodbine. Overcrowded feedlots, poor transportation and cruel treatment of the horses prior to and at the time of slaughter are unacceptable. Horses must be protected from unnecessary suffering.”
To view our horse welfare policy, please click here.