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 […]

On October 19, 2017,  a positive Equine Infectious Anemia result was confirmed by the CFIA in a horse located in  Lacombe county, Alberta.  The horse was tested as a compliance measure for horses being exported.  As a result,  the horse in question has been quarantined as have the on-premise contacts, and after the inspection has […]

Agricultural journalist Jim Romahn reported on a recent Canada Agricultural Tribunal decision that overturned a CFIA sanction against an American trucker shipping horses to Canada for slaughter.  One horse in this load was determined by a CFIA veterinarian to be unsuitable for transport,  due to lameness.  Subsequently,  the entire load of horses was rejected for import into […]

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, […]