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 war memorial to animals that have served is in Confederation Park in Ottawa and was unveiled in 2012.
This year, we decided to honour those horses that gave their lives in another way. With deep gratitude and respect for those horses, donkeys and mules that fought valiantly alongside man, we are recognizing their accomplishment by donating to those horses that are still alive and at risk by giving to the Marie Dean Horse Protection Initiatives Canada (MDHPIC). The MDHPIC’s chief aim is to aid those horses and their owners, both privately and in rescues across Canada, in order that they continue to live and have a better life, free from pain or hunger. You can read about MDHPIC here on the web and Facebook.
On November 11, we ask that you remember those horses, long gone but never forgotten, by also honouring them with a donation to the MDHPIC in order that existing horses may benefit. No donation is too small and all donations are processed through Canada Helps and a tax receipt is provided. You can donate here.
We would also like to share with you our Remembrance Day videos from previous years, beginning with last year’s:
“He bears within his breast, more precious far
Beyond the gift of kings, a heart of gold.”
– Henry Chappell
Lest we forget.