Category Alerts

How to Make Horse Slaughter an Election Issue…and Why It’s a Critical Strategy

The Canadian federal election is scheduled to take place on or before October 21, 2019 and certain party leaders are already out in full swagger, attempting to secure votes from various groups.  Between now and the election, we will see more public appearances as speeches are refined and platforms are polished. But while we listen […]

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 […]

For Immediate Release: CHDC Sues CFIA for Overcrowding of Horses Exported for Slaughter

For Immediate Release September 6, 2018 No More Horsing Around – Animal Protection Group Sues CFIA for Overcrowding of Horses Exported for Slaughter Vancouver, B.C.: The not-for-profit Animal Protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court.  The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of […]

Action Alert: Act Now To Comment On CFIA’s Proposed Amendments To The Health Of Animals Act

  In a recent blog post, the CHDC alerted its readers to the CFIA’s intention to modify the Health of Animals Regulations so that they are aligned with the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes and regulations of our international trading partners.  The CFIA requested that stakeholders and interested parties direct questions and comments to: […]

Toronto Sun Series – Missing Horses Sargon And Apollo

The CHDC would like to inform our readership of these two Toronto Sun articles covering the disappearance of two much-loved horses in Durham Region Ontario. Both articles written by Chris Doucette,  with commentary by Shelley Grainger of the CHDC. “You have to be very aware of the risks,” Shelley Grainger, a spokesman for the Canadian […]

EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR HAY FOR REFUGE RR IN ALEXANDRIA , ONTARIO

Refuge RR’s situation turned from bad to disastrous when they were told recently the barn where hay was kept by the hay dealer for their 75 horses burnt down. The spring draught made hay scarcer than ever. They are now not only faced with a rocketing increase in hay price, but have to search further […]

Herd Dispersal Ordered By SPCA In Armstrong, British Columbia

Attention Horse Advocates: Valley Auction in Armstrong BC will be holding a complete herd dispersal ordered by the SPCA. The horses’ health has dramatically declined in the last several weeks and several are malnourished and extremely emaciated. The auction will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 12:00 pm, following the tack sale at 10:00 […]

CHDC’s Request for Financial Support for Horse Protection Iniatives Meets with Disinterest From Horse Associations and Federations

On November 11, 2013, the CHDC wrote a letter to Equine Canada, the provincial horse federations, breed and racing associations, as well as Ontario government agencies and Equine Guelph. The letter provided information on our Horse Protection Initiatives (HPI) program, and asked for collaboration and support in order to expand the HPI program which provides […]

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

(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 http://www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/equine  until February 14, 2013. All […]

New Hampshire State Officials Request Rescue Assistance from Live and Let Live Farm Littleton, NH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Hampshire State Officials Request Rescue Assistance from Live and Let Live Farm Littleton, New Hampshire, November 21, 2012 – New Hampshire Governor’s office, Littleton Police Dept. and the State Department for Agricultural Animals has received numerous complaints from the citizens of Littleton, NH regarding the neglect of more than 20 horses, […]