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, ON.
The festival is a great opportunity to network with other people who are interested in animal welfare; we met several attendees who were very familiar with the work of the CHDC. Many other people that we conversed with were shocked that such an industry proliferates in Canada.
This year, the volunteers and staff at Dog Tales created a beautiful “memorial” courtyard display to highlight the issue of horse slaughter. Many of the horses depicted in our photo gallery of the farm are larger breeds who were purchased at OLEX to save them from the kill buyer. Unlike the dogs who are available for adoption, Dog Tales operates a true sanctuary where the horses are not offered for adoption.