These photos depict a draft mare left at the Kawartha Lakes Community Sales Barn in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario on Saturday March 10th.  As you can see,  her feet are in need of farrier care.  The owner of this mare was adamant that she go for meat due to her “terrible feet,”  which appear to […]

For once horse supporters have something to cheer about. The final statistics for 2017 show a dramatic decline in the number of horses slaughtered in Canada. Overall, the number of horses killed in Canadian slaughter houses is down by 38%, a substantial number. Even the number of draft horses shipped to Japan for slaughter has […]

Courtesy Post – Fundraiser for Lawrence Harasym of Paradise Stable Horse Rescue Lawrence Harasym has dedicated his life to advocating for the underdog and has worked hard to provide and fight for the animals and children that are unwanted or in need. Lawrence is the proud owner of Saskatoon’s horse rescue, Paradise Stable Horse Rescue. […]

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition short story contest is over and winners have been selected.  We received heart-warming and inspiring tales of  horse rescue.  Our entrants shared their personal experiences, and their love of horses through their writing.  Picking the best stories was difficult, here are the final standings: First Place:  The Story of Kate […]

  The following documents were received in response to a request made under the Access to Information Act seeking copies of the Red Meat Condemnation Reports for all equines slaughtered at Canadian slaughter plants during 2015 and 2016. Reports from two federally licensed horse slaughter plants, establishment #506 Bouvry Exports Ltd. and #076 Viande Richelieu […]

Dear Supporters: CHDC received this survey from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. pertaining to your personal beliefs about unwanted horses and the actions you believe veterinarians should take to assist their clients with unwanted horses.  Completing this survey will assist third year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students at OVC when writing a paper […]

ACCESS TO INFORMATION DOCUMENTS FOR ATLAS AIR CHARTER OF LIVE HORSES FROM THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN On September 12, 2017 an Atlas Air charter flight left the Calgary International Airport carrying 106 horses destined for slaughter to Kagoshima, Japan.  Because there was a significant flight delay, an Access to Information request was […]

The 2017 Year End Review is a small representative of significant events taking place last year. It has been compiled to remind people what happened last year – some events, as the EU new regulations beginning in March were profound and continue to resonate through the horse slaughter industry.  Other events are equally interesting, perhaps […]

The CHDC is pleased to promote BC Horse Angels – a group focused on improving the lives of horses in British Columbia,  operated by horse advocate Belinda Lyall.  Horse welfare advocates are very familiar with Belinda’s efforts to rescue horses from auctions – BC Horse Angels was recently registered as a corporation acting as a […]

Here’s another original short story written by Joel Reiff – it’s a fictional accounting of the writer’s experience at a Colorado auction.  Please be advised that this story contains adult themes.  This story doesn’t qualify for the CHDC’s Short Story Contest since the submissions must be made by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, […]