A report on horses as food producing animals has been completed by the Alberta Equine Welfare Group. It presents facts on the humane treatment of horses processed in Alberta and Canada for food, identifies areas that need improvement and spells out the impact of the closure of horse meat plants in the US. The aim is to provide a base of information to encourage constructive, open communication on a sensitive issue and address ways to continually improve horse welfare.


The Alberta Equine Welfare Group is comprised of representatives from Alberta Equestrian Federation, the
Horse Industry Association of Alberta, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, Alberta SPCA, the RCMP,
meat processors, feedlot owners, horse buyers and Alberta Agriculture and Food. Most are members of Alberta
Farm Animal Care (AFAC), the organization providing project management services for the group. ...read more of Executive Summary

Click here for the full Alberta Horse Welfare Report.