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Horse Meat on the Menu on Top Chef Canada ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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Tell the TV show, Top Chef Canada, that you are disgusted that they will be featuring horse meat on an upcoming episode. Encourage them to display their talents for vegan cooking that will save both humans AND other-than-human animals.

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Cher C (1429)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 11:35 am

You can also post comments on Food Network Canada's Facebook page at referencing the Top Chef Canada May 16th show using horse meat. We understand that they are deleting comments as quickly as they are posted, so you may wish to keep re-posting.

If you have a Twitter account, tweet your comments @TopChefCanada @FoodNetworkCA. A number of tweeters are including #boycott. We leave that to your discretion.


Nelu Dumitriu (14)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 11:39 am
Am notat multumesc.

Maria p (151)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 11:48 am
how sick!!!!!!! It just makes you even madder to think when they are making money someone wants them, then they can't make any more money they get dumped and kill!!!!! What ever happened to the idea of a green pasture and reitred!!!!!!!

Terry King (113)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 11:54 am
Action taken

Charles B (19)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 11:57 am

Bill K (4)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 11:59 am
horse meat, cow meat, pig meat, dog meat - sick people will eat just about anything!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 12:15 pm
Noted, thank you!

Constance F (418)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 12:18 pm
Thank you for posting. Email sent to Canada Food Network. my pleasure. Disgusting.

. (1)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 12:59 pm
Noted. Thank you Cher.

Cindy C (125)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 2:52 pm
poor horses awww

Tomoko Harris (83)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 3:37 pm
This is horrible! Thank you Cher. Horses are friends not food!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 4:06 pm
Please contact not only Food Network but the show's sponsors such as GE Monogram and Presidents Choice.

Join us on Facebook as we ask for a boycott of the show until we're sure this episode is in the trash bin, never to be shown.!/pages/Boycott-Top-Chef-Protect-the-Horses/

Donna B (39)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 4:18 pm

Carol H (229)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 5:41 pm
e-mail sent. thanks Cher

Pat B (356)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 5:46 pm
Bleeck, ugh!!! TY, Cher for this info.

Tanya Muncey (27)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 5:57 pm
polite piece of my mind was emailed....then noted.

Kim O (396)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 6:43 pm
I'm with Maria USA!!! Disgusting!! Thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 7:13 pm
Disgusting. Horses are not animals to eat. Bastards! I'm going on the Facebook link.

Susan S (187)
Wednesday May 11, 2011, 8:18 pm
Email sent.

Ioana B (132)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 12:30 am

Camilla Vaga (68)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 2:14 am

Andreia Capelo (15)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 3:49 am
Go Vegan! :D

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 8:14 am
Done, thanks

Elizabeth R (10)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 3:55 pm
So are we shocked at the fact that it's horses?
Anybody here use glue?

MC C (0)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 5:16 pm
Oh, come on people, get over it already. Just because we consider horses (and dogs and cats) pets, doesn't make it any different than eating beef or chicken or pork. Really, many countries in the world eat many things that we don't. As long as there is industry regulation in how they are raised and slaughtered, then what's the difference? Why in the world isn't there nearly the same uproar when these shows showcase foie gras? Or don't people realize how foie gras is made?

Mike R. (0)
Friday May 13, 2011, 10:50 am
Horse meat is good for you and they are certainly rAISED IN BETTER CONDITIONS THAN CHICKENS AND VEAL. No-one seems to boycott McDeaths or( K)illers of (F)riendly (C)hickens...


Cary Smythe (0)
Friday May 13, 2011, 4:13 pm
wow! I can't believe they would show that! It's disgusting! They should take that of the air RIGHT NOW!

I once saw a show what feature a recipe with leeks! Gross! I hate leeks! They should take that off the air too!

They should only do things I like! I don't want to know about anything that I don't already know! Shame on them for making me think and trying to open up my mind!

Laura C. (0)
Friday May 13, 2011, 5:49 pm
am very disappointed that horse meat and foie gras are being featured on Top Chef Canada. For more information on why restaurants should decline to serve foie gras why grocery stores should decline to sell it visit

I adopted a horse that was rescued from being sent to slaughter. She was bought by a rescuer at a horse auction instead of being bought by the "meat man". That was four years ago and she is now a healthy, happy horse living out her life in good care. But when she was rescued she was had clearly been starved and neglected for some time.

Responsible horse owners typically sell their horses privately. It is a gross generalization but it is often irresponsible horse owners who sell their horses at auction, which is where they are bought for slaughter. Horses are not raised for meat. Horses that end up as meat are horses that for some reason or another were no longer wanted. They were raised by people and around people to be a working of animal of some kind, either for ranch work, competition or other riding activities. It is only because we allow horse slaughter in this country that horses end up on dinner plates at all. If we don't tolerate the slaughter of cats and dogs for food production then why do we tolerate it for horses.

All of this is besides the cruelty of the slaughter process which should be another compelling reason to decline to use horse meat in any of your shows.

I hope the particular episode in question will not be aired. My parents are foodies, I get it. But when did we start to believe that we can suspend our ethics for the sake of gluttony.


Laura Cull
Kelowna, BC
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