The following Ante Mortem and Post Mortem Inspection Reports were submitted by establishment #506 Bouvry Exports Ltd., Fort Macleod, Alberta to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the period of January 1- March 30, 2016.  These documents were obtained through an Access-to-Information Request, received on November 16, 2016. Information requested: Number of horses slaughtered Number […]

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION RELEASES ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENTS ON LES VIANDES DE LA PETITE-NATION SLAUGHTER PLANT  The following documents are with regard to an Access to Information request for Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation (LPN) slaughterhouse in Saint André-Avelin, Quebec for the following information, for the months of November and December 2015: Details, including photographs, paperwork […]

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently provided a grant to the Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada in the amount of $83,200.  This grant is for the stated purpose of enhancing “the competitiveness of the agriculture industry [in this case, horse meat] by meeting buyer and market demands for assurance. The stream supports developing national assurance systems […]

Last weekend the Toronto Veg Fest was held at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.  This annual event has become North America’s largest vegetarian celebration. Thanks to musician, artist and CHDC supporter Laura Nashman, hundreds of people at Veg Fest learned about helping horses from slaughter, and signed a petition to end it.  Laura, along with her team […]

In order to publicize the issue of live draft horse shipments from Canada to Japan, CHDC has worked together with the Animal Rights Center, ARCJ.ORG, based in Tokyo, Japan. ARCJ has very generously provided footage of conditions in Japanese feedlots, where both Canadian and American draft horses are routinely transported.  

The CHDC is committed to expanding awareness of horse slaughter throughout the general public.  Two of our directors recently returned from the AR Conference in Alexandria, VA,  and this weekend our Ontario directors were busy manning the CHDC booth,  responding to questions, and handing out literature at the 2017 Dog Tales Festival in King City, […]

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition sent two directors to the Animal Rights Conference in Alexandria VA in August. This event is geared to the vegan community as well as animal welfare and rights.  We wanted to see how equine slaughter would fit into this advocacy. Horses were not represented at all with one exception.  That […]

This clip from a video on YouTube shows a hard landing of an Atlas Air Cargo 747. This aircraft did not have horses on it but how would the horses in the crates react to this landing? How would this impact horses who are already overweight, having their weight slammed down onto their legs? If […]

It is our great pleasure to introduce to you the Marie Dean Horse Protection Initiatives Canada, a charity within the definition of the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency.  As a registered charity, the MDHPIC is able to issue “official donation receipts” for donations made for Canadians and their horses (donations and receipts are processed by Canada […]

On July 18th the CFIA announced that they had suspended KML Meat Processors,  “due to the company’s inability to design, implement and maintain acceptable written prerequisite programs and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) system, as required by the Meat Inspection Act and Regulations, 1990.”  The CFIA goes on to assure readers that “there […]