Category Animal Cruelty

CHDC Makes Library of Access-To-Information Data Available to Citizen Activists

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION RELEASES ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENTS ON LES VIANDES DE LA PETITE-NATION SLAUGHTER PLANT  The following documents are with regard to an Access to Information request for Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation (LPN) slaughterhouse in Saint André-Avelin, Quebec for the following information, for the months of November and December 2015: Details, including photographs, paperwork […]

Retired CFIA Veterinarian Addresses Shortcomings In Canadian Animal Transport Regulations

Dr. Maureen Harper is a veterinarian who worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for 30 years. Prior to retirement in 2011, Dr. Harper was acting program officer responsible for the delivery of the animal transport program in Ontario.  The following article, Legalized cruelty: the gaps in Canada’s animal transport laws, was written by […]

CETA Agreement Approved At Great Cost to Canadian Equines

Eurogroup for Animals, a Belgian group that seeks to improve the treatment of animals in the EU,  has reported that the CETA trade agreement was approved by the EU parliament  (408 votes in favour, 254 against, 33 abstentions).  CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is a deal negotiated between the EU and Canada which […]

Findings Of Abuse In Canadian Horse Slaughter Industry After Two Year Investigation by Animals’ Angels

Animals’ Angels has recently completed comprehensive two-year investigation (see the press release here) into the horse slaughter industry in Canada for the purpose of informing EU decision-makers that further restrictions are needed on the importation of horse meat from Canada.  From the online investigation: “Almost every single kill buyer currently providing horses to the Canadian […]

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: […]

MP Alistair MacGregor Asks Minister Of Agriculture For Response On Horse Slaughter Issues

Dear Supporters, Here is a letter that MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) has sent on behalf of one of his constituents to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, regarding the issue of horse slaughter in Canada. In the letter,  MacGregor “holds the minister’s feet to the fire” and reminds him of the support […]

CFIA Proposes Changes to the Health of Animals Regulations

The following are PROPOSED changes to the HAR thereby recognizing that the transport of animals in Canada is not aligned with those of other countries (World Organisation for Animal Health – OIE) nor do they align with the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice (NFACC) or international trading partners such as the US […]

Updated – CHDC Recognizes Equines Who Served In The World Wars

In keeping with our annual tradition, the CHDC is honouring the equines who have served in the world wars – most giving their lives as the ultimate sacrifice.  They had no choice.Many animals were employed in wars and campaigns over the centuries, and as a result millions died.  They all played a vital role in […]

Alberta Horse Wrangler Drawn Into AHA Investigation

Three articles have recently appeared in the news concerning a movie being filmed in Alberta – “The Solutrean.”  The movie is currently under investigation by the American Humane Association,  the organization which allows the use of the disclaimer “no animals were harmed” in the credits of movies featuring animal actors. Please refer to articles from […]

CFIA Enforcement And Investigation Services Tells Horse Rescuer Nolet That Treating Injured Feral Horse “Not Lawful”

Further to the issue of the CFIA targeting a compassionate horse rescuer who followed logical instincts regarding animal welfare, we are now in possession of the letter that the agency sent to Theresa Nolet.  For legal reasons, names of individuals have been blacked out, but it is easy to see how the issue has been […]