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ATI DOCUMENTS REVEAL DOWNED HORSE EUTHANIZED AT CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEFORE JAPAN FLIGHT

  On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 one hundred eleven horses were conveyed by trucks to the Calgary International Airport where they were loaded in crates to await transport to Japan the following day.  After a 2+ hour delay, the Korean Air Cargo 747 finally departed at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 with 109 […]

Sign New E-Petition to Halt Air Shipments of Horses to East Asia for Slaughter

The CHDC’s Eastern Region Director, Shelley Grainger, has started E-Petition 2037 for Citizens of Canada to call upon the House of Commons in Parliament to halt air shipments of horses exported for human consumption, due to the ongoing violation of Canadian and IATA regulations. Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, representing Beaches/East York, Ontario, is e-2037‘s sponsor. […]

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Releases ATI Documents for Charters of Horses From Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg in 2018

  The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Releases ATI Documents for Charters of Horses From Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg  Live horses continued to be transported from several Canadian airports to Japan for slaughter in 2018.  Documents obtained following an Access to Information request to the Canadian Transportation Agency reveal Atlas Air as the carrier for five […]

Confirmed: New Equine Information Document (EID) Under Development

As you may be aware, the Safe Food for Canadians Act came into force on Jan 15, 2019.  According to SUBDIVISION K Food Animal Information Documents and Document Keeping – Required documents, it appears horses who are to be slaughtered still require a document with the information copied below, similar to the EID. The EID […]

CHDC Releases ATI Documents for October 2018 Korean Air Charter from Calgary to Kagoshima, Japan

  The CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION RELEASES ACCESS TO INFORMATION DOCUMENTS FOR KOREAN AIR CHARTER OF LIVE HORSES FROM THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN On October 4, 2018 a Korean Air cargo plane left the Calgary International Airport carrying 114 horses destined for slaughter to Kagoshima, Japan.  Because there was a significant flight […]

New Letter From Ag. Minister Reveals Industry Funding for “Humane” Horse Slaughter Industry

Dear Friends and Supporters, We received the following letter from Ainslie Willock, who recently wrote to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture.  This letter adheres to the standard formulaic response about horse slaughter being “humane” and an issue that the Government of Canada “takes very seriously.”  Also in this […]

Year-End Wrap-Up and 2018 Highlights

Once again, another year has flown by and we’d like to close it off with a compilation of some of the stories that caught our eye and some campaigns that we’ve been working on. Below is a small appetizer of what transpired in 2018.  As 2019 dawns, the fight to eradicate horse slaughter from our […]

Final Death Knell for Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in Quebec? Slaughterhouse May Finally Go Out-Of-Business

The following article appeared on the French language website “La Terre” and forecasts the further decline of the former horse slaughterhouse Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in Quebec.  After LPN  issued a statement in 2017 declaring a moratorium on horse slaughter due to imposed EU holding regulations, its continued operations seemed unlikely, since their […]

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 […]