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, […]

The CHDC would like to wish our friends and followers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!  We would like to thank you all for your continued support over the past year. Hopefully, the new year will bring changes to Canada’s shameful horse slaughter industry – please continue to advocate on behalf of our horses any […]

Miss Candy Cane is ready for Christmas! Candy is Marie Dean’s horse now under the CHDC’s umbrella.  She will be lovingly attended to for the rest of her life.  Unfortunately, this is not the case with many horses that face unsure and unforeseen futures.  This is why the Marie Dean Horse Protection Initiatives Canada (MDHPIC) […]

The following documents are for rejected loads of horses designated for slaughter from the U.S. for a specific time period, June 8-20, 2015.  Three of the rejected loads were enroute to the Bouvry (Bouvry Exports) slaughter plant in Alberta, one enroute to the Bouvry plant in Quebec (Viande Richelieu) and the fifth to Les Viandes […]

Notary Public Patti Thomson’s article about adopting and later training 3 horses from the Dawson Creek auction has been published in the winter 2017 edition of The Scrivener magazine for the Society of Notaries Public in British Columbia.  As range horses, Patti’s  mare, foal,  and another in utero,  were very much at risk of being […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 Canada’s Link to South American Animal Cruelty  Orangeville, Ontario: The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is shocked by news that a Canadian company purchases blood from inhumanely-treated horses in South America, only to sell the product to farmers in Canada.  This product, Pregnant Mares’ Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) is marketed […]

In past years, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has honoured the horses that have served and been sacrificed in world wars. Globally, millions of equines gave their lives to help humanity obtain peace and democracy.  They had no choice and as a nation and as a species, we are forever in their debt. The […]