Dear Supporters, This new ad is scheduled to appear in the October/November edition of Equine Wellness Magazine. Would you like to see more of these ads appear in horse-related print publications and other mainstream media? If so, please help us by donating so we can create more awareness of the horse slaughter industry in Canada. […]

For Immediate Release September 6, 2018 No More Horsing Around – Animal Protection Group Sues CFIA for Overcrowding of Horses Exported for Slaughter Vancouver, B.C.: The not-for-profit Animal Protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court.  The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of […]

We have escalated our fight for the horses – to a legal level.  On August 31, 2018, a judicial review was filed in Federal Court in Vancouver by our lawyer Rebeka Breder.  This lawsuit challenges violations to the Health of Animals Regulations when live horses are shipped by air cargo to Japan for slaughter. Please […]

The following is a recounting of a recent experience at an auction in Ontario,  as seen through the eyes of a supporter: It’s 2:30pm.  The horses go through the auction ring sometime around 3:30, but exactly when the horses are put through depends on the number of animals at the sales barn.   I drive up […]

The CHDC is proud to be a Festival Patron for the Equus Film Festival, taking place from July 20-22 in Orangeville, Ontario. This annual festival celebrates the diverse and creative efforts of those who artistically pay homage to the horse.  Headwaters Tourism brings the festival to Canada to share the wonderful world of horses and […]

    Following the receipt of Access to Information documents regarding horses transported to Canada for slaughter from July 1 to August 31, 2017, a Freedom of Information Act request was made seeking corresponding USDA Owner/Shipper forms.  The FOIA records disclose much more than the Canadian counterpart and include descriptions of each horse, including tag […]

Thrust by a powerful force from my dark, warm nest, I slide into the cold brilliance of a new world.  It is bewildering, this raw and frightening experience, but she is close with her searching muzzle and welcoming nicker.  Her voice is familiar and good.  Although my limbs are yet weak, the power of life […]

The CHDC’s Eastern Region Director, Shelley Grainger, has started another E-petition e-1699 for Citizens of Canada to call upon the House of Commons in Parliament to halt air shipments of horses exported for human consumption, due to the ongoing violation of Canadian and IATA regulations.  Again, Liberal MP Mark Holland, representing Ajax, Ontario, is e-1699’s […]

We have received word from Agriculture Canada that they are no longer able to publish/share Canadian horse slaughter numbers given the consolidation that has taken place in Canada in 2017, in terms of the number of establishments slaughtering horses. To clarify: we know that the remaining federally inspected ‘establishments’ (equine slaughterhouses that are functional at […]

Courtesy of Voice for Animals in Edmonton, we’d like to share more photographs of a live horse shipment, this time involving a botched Korean Air flight scheduled for May 9, 2018.  Due to alleged mechanical difficulty, the aircraft was forced to return to Edmonton two and a half hours after take off.  The horses were […]