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Feedlot video confirms young Belgian and Percheron horses in the Japan trade

The CHDC recently received footage from the Summerview feedlot in Alberta.  This video showed a large number of young Belgian and Percheron draft horses.  They are the breeds of choice for the Japanese market.  There have been rumours about young horses in this trade but we did not have concrete evidence until now. As of […]

ACTION ALERT – Tuesday, December 4th is Contact Your MP Day

The CHDC and a team of horse welfare advocates will be in Ottawa on December 4th for its Lobbying Day for Horses. Make your voice heard as well on this important day by contacting your MP.  Call, email or fax to let your MP know that you are part of the majority of Canadians who […]

LEST WE FORGET

Every November 11th on Remembrance Day, people from countries around the world ensure the memory of men and women who have served and sacrificed their lives during wartime are honoured. However, the sacrifices of the millions of animals that also served and lost their lives must also be remembered and honoured.  Battles could not have […]

NEW!! COOL SOCKS TO SUPPORT CHDC!

Make a Fashion Statement While Supporting the CHDC! For a limited time (until November 21st) you can purchase these awesome socks from Tribe Socks in time for the holidays! Go to this link to order your premium custom made socks for CAD$21 a pair (plus shipping).  A portion of the proceeds will go to help […]

Call To Action – Petition to End The Tragedy Of Horse Blood Farms

In our November Newsletter,  the CHDC publicized the disturbing treatment of mares kept on horse blood farms in Argentina and Uruguay.  These farms collect blood from pregnant mares to supply the agricultural industry worldwide with a hormone that regulates and synchronizes the ovulation cycles of pigs, cattle and sheep.  This hormone is known as Pregnant Mare’s […]

Report on “Animals and Us” Conference – University of Windsor, October 11-13

The following was written by Paola di Paolo, student at Athabasca University and Animals and Us Conference presenter.  The conference was organized by the Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group (AIPARG) and was held at the University of Windsor from October 11–13, 2018. The conference was well organized, interesting, welcoming of all views, diverse, and free as […]

University of Guelph Holds Equine Industry Symposium October 27th – Free Admission

The following article was previously published October 12th on Horse Canada’s website by BBRM/Jamie Meilach: “The University of Guelph’s annual Equine Industry Symposium is fast approaching. On Saturday October 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m., students in the Bachelor of BioResource Management degree majoring in Equine Management will once again be hosting the Equine […]

October 12th Bouvry Protest Update

On Friday, October 12th, horse advocates held a protest at the Bouvry horse slaughter plant just outside of Fort Macleod. Even though the weather was unfavourable, a small number of dedicated anti-slaughter supporters were able to attend and get the message out!  Through 120 kph winds, they stood their ground, holding placards high with pride. […]

E-Petition 1699 Now Closed With 8,688 Signatures

E-petition 1699 to halt live horse shipments to Japan for slaughter, closed for signatures 120 days after being initiated by the CHDC’s Shelley Grainger. In that time, 8,688 signatures were gathered – a significant number!  Thanks to everyone who added their name to it. The Canadian government now has 45 days to table a response.  […]

Update On The Slaughter Trade – September 2018

Part 1 – American Businesses Trump Canadian Values In 2003 Schorno-Agri Business of Yelm Washington purchased the Summerview feedlot in Brocket Alberta. This feedlot has been profiled many times by many groups.  Around 2016 Schorno sold the feedlot to the Livingstone Hutterite Colony who assured advocates that they would not be using the feedlot to […]