I am currently employed by a Metro (chain of grocery stores in Ontario and Quebec) and work in the deli department.
Our store just switched from A&P to Metro, and I just found out something interesting online that I was unaware of previously.
Metro sells horse meat. I was shocked too. I was also unaware that it is legal to slaughter horses and distribute the meat in Quebec.
I did not find that much information on the laws in Canada (sorry that I'm a bit under informed) only that it is frowned upon in areas such as Alberta where racing and breeding is popular.
Is this not illegal in Canada?
Now I have an ambivalence issue; clearly, whether the store I work at sells it or not, I do NOT want anything to do with a company that sells horse meat and support such a barbaric act.
The other side of my ambivalence is that I need the money and it is a great job. I get time off for horse shows no problem and make good money with flexible hours.
I don't think a letter to Metro is going to stop them and the whole province of Quebec or the country, for that matter.
Can anyone tell me a bit more about horse slaughter/meat distribution rules in Canada?
What would you do if you were me?!
This is disturbing and when I came upon it I was bawling, but if you go to http://www.metro.ca and go to "Meat Counter" or something of that relevance, it will show that they infact distribute horse meat and supply recipes and how to find the best "foal meat".
Like I said, just reading the recipes and cooking instructions made me break down...
Any info and advice is appreciated!