Dear Friends and Supporters, We received the following letter from Ainslie Willock, who recently wrote to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture.  This letter adheres to the standard formulaic response about horse slaughter being “humane” and an issue that the Government of Canada “takes very seriously.”  Also in this […]

Once again, another year has flown by and we’d like to close it off with a compilation of some of the stories that caught our eye and some campaigns that we’ve been working on. Below is a small appetizer of what transpired in 2018.  As 2019 dawns, the fight to eradicate horse slaughter from our […]

The following article appeared on the French language website “La Terre” and forecasts the further decline of the former horse slaughterhouse Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in Quebec.  After LPN  issued a statement in 2017 declaring a moratorium on horse slaughter due to imposed EU holding regulations, its continued operations seemed unlikely, since their […]

The CHDC recently received footage from the Summerview feedlot in Alberta.  This video showed a large number of young Belgian and Percheron draft horses.  They are the breeds of choice for the Japanese market.  There have been rumours about young horses in this trade but we did not have concrete evidence until now. As of […]

The CHDC and a team of horse welfare advocates will be in Ottawa on December 4th for its Lobbying Day for Horses. Make your voice heard as well on this important day by contacting your MP.  Call, email or fax to let your MP know that you are part of the majority of Canadians who […]

Every November 11th on Remembrance Day, people from countries around the world ensure the memory of men and women who have served and sacrificed their lives during wartime are honoured. However, the sacrifices of the millions of animals that also served and lost their lives must also be remembered and honoured.  Battles could not have […]

Make a Fashion Statement While Supporting the CHDC! For a limited time (until November 21st) you can purchase these awesome socks from Tribe Socks in time for the holidays! Go to this link to order your premium custom made socks for CAD$21 a pair (plus shipping).  A portion of the proceeds will go to help […]

In our November Newsletter,  the CHDC publicized the disturbing treatment of mares kept on horse blood farms in Argentina and Uruguay.  These farms collect blood from pregnant mares to supply the agricultural industry worldwide with a hormone that regulates and synchronizes the ovulation cycles of pigs, cattle and sheep.  This hormone is known as Pregnant Mare’s […]

The following was written by Paola di Paolo, student at Athabasca University and Animals and Us Conference presenter.  The conference was organized by the Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group (AIPARG) and was held at the University of Windsor from October 11–13, 2018. The conference was well organized, interesting, welcoming of all views, diverse, and free as […]

The following article was previously published October 12th on Horse Canada’s website by BBRM/Jamie Meilach: “The University of Guelph’s annual Equine Industry Symposium is fast approaching. On Saturday October 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m., students in the Bachelor of BioResource Management degree majoring in Equine Management will once again be hosting the Equine […]