Canadians On Horse Slaughter
Ipsos-Reid poll covering Canadian attitudes toward horse slaughter for human consumption
Respondents were told “Government statistics show that in 2003 more than 61,000 horses were slaughtered in Canada for human consumption or shipped out of the country for the same purpose.” Two thirds (64%) of Canadians do not believe in horse slaughter for human consumption.
53% of Quebec residents believe in the slaughter of Canadian horses for human consumption while 47% do not.
Those residents from other areas who do not believe in the slaughter of horses for human consumption include residents from Atlantic (77%), Ontario (73%), British Columbia (69%), Alberta (62%), Manitoba/Saskatchewan (56%).
The majority of residents in all other socio-economic and demographic groups do not believe in the slaughter of horses for human consumption. This opposition includes women (73% vs. 55% men), younger residents (69% 18-34 years vs. 59% 35-54 years), lower income (74% vs. 58% higher), and less educated residents (75% less than high school, 69% high school, 64% some post-sec, 57% university graduates).