Archive for May 16th, 2012
OTTAWA - The NDP ratcheted up its overkill on government cuts Tuesday, suggesting changes to meat inspection mean Canadians can expect splattered squirrel, groundhogs and other crunched critters for dinner.
“First the Conservatives will let private inspectors monitor meat, and now they’re essentially allowing roadkill ready meat into the food supply,” said Malcolm Allen, the party’s meat and vegetable critic.
The NDP is concerned about what happens to animals on farms before the carcass is shipped to a federally inspected slaughter house.
“Even scarier is the fact that we won’t know how long animals have been dead before processing — or even that the meat will be inspected at all.”