Bo Derek launches Canadian campaign against horse meat
"A lot of the horses that would have gone to slaughter there are being shipped to Canada and Mexico," said Derek, who was invited to this west coast city to launch the Canadian campaign by the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition.
"Most people don't know what's going on," said the 51-year-old blue-eyed actress, who owns five horses.
"Horses are never bred to be eaten. They're not even beasts of burden anymore, those are the old days," she told AFP. "They're beautiful animals, used in sport and as companion animals."
Derek, who has been active in the US campaign against horsemeat for six years, warned that the lack of US legislation against shipping horses for meat could lead to the slaughter of 100,000 the animals in Canada this year.
"It's very brutal," she said. "We've been breeding our livestock to be docile and manageable, and it's quite the opposite with horses. They're meant to be fast, and beautiful. They're simply not set up for the process of slaughter."
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