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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 […]

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Six Thoroughbreds In Need Of Homes in Elizabethville Ontario….

This is a courtesy post for a retired individual who needs to place six thoroughbred horses.  If they cannot be placed in homes,  they will be euthanized or sent to auction.  They are located in the town of Elizabethville Ontario,  near Campbellcroft and the Ganaraska Forest. Prospective adopters may be interviewed for suitability or be […]

Equine Guelph Horse Rescue Survey – Equine Rescues, Volunteers and Staff Please Participate!

Important Call-To-Action for Equine Rescues and Volunteers in Canada! Equine Guelph, University of Guelph, is conducting a survey to assess challenges facing equine rescues/retirement facilities.  Funding for this project has been provided by the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) – Fondation due Bien-Etre Animale du Canada. Can you qualify to help them with the […]

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Rescue Stories: Follow-Up On Dolly And Crumpet – Saved At Dawson’s Creek Auction

This is a follow-up to a previous blog post where  CHDC supporter Patti wrote in detail about the acquisition of a mare and foal from the Dawson’s Creek Auction last year.  Patti is also known to CHDC supporters as the host of the “Tea in the Forest With Horses” fundraiser held in May 2015.  Dolly […]

The Dawson Creek Horse Auction – A Supporter’s First-Person Account

Hubby and I had been thinking about finding a new mare since the passing of our 37 year old a few months ago. Our senior Percheron draft horses were looking a bit down, and after reading Joe Camp’s book – The Soul of a Horse – I was thinking that the herd might be happier […]

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 […]

Tribunal Decrees That E. Grof Livestock Violated Health Of Animals Act And Must Pay $6,600 Penalty

Canadian horse kill buyer Jeff Grof is the President of E. Grof Livestock.  Jeff was recently interviewed by Global’s 16X9 television program,  in which he acknowledged that  deceptive individuals can allow tainted horsemeat into the food chain.  Grof also appeared in the news in October 2010, when a driver under his employ, Ronald Fletcher, was involved in a […]

Videographer Records Kill Buyer Behaving Badly Enroute To Slaughterhouse

Dash Cam video taken that records a kill buyer from Michigan flying a horse tail “flag” while a real horse tail is caught in the door.  Kill buyer is also recorded weaving into the videographer’s lane,  perhaps aware that his DOT information etc. is being collected. Please read more here

Numerous Horses Being Offered for Sale on Siksika Nation Reserve

Numerous horses and yearlings available at this dispersal sale.  Siksika is where  2 horses drowned during the floods in June of this year. Typically, horses on the reserves are sent to auction or straight to slaughter when downsizing (or $) is needed, so at least these people are trying to find homes first. http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-pets-livestock-for-sale-Horses-For-Sale-W0QQAdIdZ521112888

The Business of Broker-Owned Horses

Conestoga Woman Saves Horse From Slaughter After Being Contacted by “Broker Program” He is a big black beautiful horse. Or at least he was. Brownstone, nicknamed Brownie, moves around his stall with a nervousness that tells his story even better than the cuts, bites, kicks and infection he suffers from, or his jutting hip bones […]