Local MP Alex Atamanenko is hoping some powerful support from the US will help give his bill on banning horse slaughter some impetus.
The Southern Interior New Democrat held a press conference Thursday morning in Ottawa with a Florida senator.
Joseph Abruzzo has further strengthened the US ban by securing extra language in legislation.
The US ban means horses – mainly former racehorses that were given various dangerous chemicals – are being sent to Canada for slaughter.
Atamanenko’s bill would ban horse slaughter in this country unless the animal was raised for human consumption and has a lifetime medical record.