Category Essays

Report on “Animals and Us” Conference – University of Windsor, October 11-13

The following was written by Paola di Paolo, student at Athabasca University and Animals and Us Conference presenter.  The conference was organized by the Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group (AIPARG) and was held at the University of Windsor from October 11–13, 2018. The conference was well organized, interesting, welcoming of all views, diverse, and free as […]

The Hidden Horses at a Rural Auction

The following is a recounting of a recent experience at an auction in Ontario,  as seen through the eyes of a supporter: It’s 2:30pm.  The horses go through the auction ring sometime around 3:30, but exactly when the horses are put through depends on the number of animals at the sales barn.   I drive up […]

Breeder – Based On The True Stories Of Countless Horses, And Dedicated To Their Memory

Thrust by a powerful force from my dark, warm nest, I slide into the cold brilliance of a new world.  It is bewildering, this raw and frightening experience, but she is close with her searching muzzle and welcoming nicker.  Her voice is familiar and good.  Although my limbs are yet weak, the power of life […]

Short Story – Nature’s Way by Joel Reiff

Here’s another original short story written by Joel Reiff – it’s a fictional accounting of the writer’s experience at a Colorado auction.  Please be advised that this story contains adult themes.  This story doesn’t qualify for the CHDC’s Short Story Contest since the submissions must be made by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, […]

Happy Holidays From The CHDC

The CHDC would like to wish our friends and followers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!  We would like to thank you all for your continued support over the past year. Hopefully, the new year will bring changes to Canada’s shameful horse slaughter industry – please continue to advocate on behalf of our horses any […]

Book Recommendation – Ethics, A Human Condition – Georges Dupras

For over 45 years, Georges Dupras has worked tirelessly to promote animal advocacy and environmental protection in Canada.  The CHDC would like to recommend his latest book Ethics, A Human Condition:  Animal Rights, Human Rights, Environmentalism, “Beyond the Rhetoric.”  Mr. Dupras, a resident of Quebec, is also a director of the Animal Alliance of Canada.  […]

Announcing – CHDC’s Short Story Writing Competition

Rules and Regulations – Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Short Story Competition Submission Deadline Date:  January 15, 2018 THEME The theme of all stories submitted must be horse rescue.  Stories may be fiction, creative non-fiction, or autobiographical.  Stories will be assessed according to the following parameters:  details of horse rescue, quality of writing style, characterization, plot, […]

Pro-Slaughter Group Attempts to Cash In on Horse Traceability Program While Canada Falters on its Deadline

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) Reports on Canada’s Equine Traceability Program Introduction Canada’s federal government and national livestock producer organizations have created the Canadian Livestock Identification Agency.  Equine Canada was responsible for developing an equine-specific program (CanEQUID) to satisfy federal government requirements for identification and traceability for equines, and was represented on the Board of Directors. This paper addresses […]

Auctions and slaughter – the ugly truth

Excellent article on the sad reality of auctions facilitating slaughter: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/5620/ It’s a long article but well worth reading.  As someone on ABR said, “This is a long and haunting article on slaughter and auctions and All that is so wrong with the horse world. If you need to be motivated in this fight to […]

For the Love of our Horses

For The Love Of Our Horses by Tessa Aliece on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2:20pm When I hear stories about horses that lost their lives to the hands of humans at slaughter plants, my faith in humanity vanishes.  When I browse Craigslist and see all the free horses, the horses that are young, broke […]