Category Alerts

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 […]


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  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, […]

Is anyone home at the CFIA?

We have received several reports that the CFIA is not returning phone calls and is sending out a generic auto response email in regards to recent concerns brought forth over horses being live shipped to Japan for slaughter. Questions are not being answered – the CFIA is, yet again, not taking responsibility for their actions. […]

CFIA Contact regarding live horse shipments to Japan

We have the contact information for someone at the CFIA who is dealing with complaints regarding our recent investigation of live horses being shipped out of the Calgary International Airport to Japan. Please take the time to call them and voice your opinion regarding this shameful business. The number is 403.299.7680 CFIA Regional Office Alberta […]

Alert! Help Bring Horse Issues (Not Horsemeat) to the Table

Prior to an upcoming meeting during which Senate Bill S-11, an Act addressing the safety and inspection of Canada’s food supply: ( will be under consideration, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food needs to hear from you regarding the dangers of horsemeat.  It is common knowledge that many horses are routinely treated with phenylbutazone (“bute”), clenbuterol, and other drugs that are not permitted […]