Draft Codes of Practice – Equine – Have your voice heard!

Grof May-12 Belgian mare and babies a week before Mother's Day(Ottawa) 03 December 2012 – Equine Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the launch of the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines.  The draft Code can be viewed and submissions made at www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/equine  until February 14, 2013.

All stakeholders are encouraged to provide input to ensure that this Code reflects a common understanding of equine care expectations and recommended practices in Canada.


  1. Do not send horses to slaughter. Retrain and rehome the horses. Horses deserve to be treated with respect and not throwned into a kill pen only to be slaughtered. The slaughter houses are inexcuseable places where good horses end up. If a horse needs to be put down because of ilness or injury it should be done so in a humane fashion. Horses have hearts and souls.

  2. Dennis Davey · ·

    ok Canadian PUBLIC and member’s , followers of the CHDC THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD, LET;S NOT WASTE IT. Submit your comments.

  3. Paul Coupland · ·

    Perhaps the Code of Practice should be renamed “The Code of Practice for the care, handling & execution of farm animals”? It is therefore critical that we provide our input for these revisions within the specified timeline!

  4. Anne Streeter · ·

    The situation for horses as exists is completely unacceptable. Shipping perfectly healthy horses (or injured horses) to slaughter for export and human consumption is brutally cruel – not to mention that many horses contain toxins detrimental to human health. Stop slaughtering horses and stop importing American horses for slaughter in Canadian horse slaughter houses.

    1. Revised, enforceable laws for the irresponsible overbreeding of horses would reduce the barbaric cruel horrors of the slaughterhouse. Absolutely, the situation for horses as it exists today is completely unacceptable!

  5. peppermint · ·

    do not send to slaughter

    1. jean robertson · ·

      Their code of practice ideas are great but if little or none are enforced they really don’t mean much.

      1. Agee totally.

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