Category Horse Slaughter

Korean Air Flight With Slaughterbound Horses Makes Sudden Return to Edmonton; Airport Staff Continue To Try To Obstruct

Courtesy of Voice for Animals in Edmonton, we’d like to share more photographs of a live horse shipment, this time involving a botched Korean Air flight scheduled for May 9, 2018.  Due to alleged mechanical difficulty, the aircraft was forced to return to Edmonton two and a half hours after take off.  The horses were […]

CHDC Releases New ATI Documents – US Horses Destined For Slaughter In Canada (July 2017 – August 2017)

The following documents were released as a result of an Access to Information request for information related to US loads of horses admitted or rejected for immediate slaughter, from July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017.  Two loads from June and one in September were also included. Loads entering Canada during this time did so […]

MP Alexandra Mendès – Long Term Advocate For Improving Transport Regulations

MP Alexandra Mendès (Liberal MP for the riding of Brossard-Saint Lambert, Quebec) stood in the House of Commons to draw attention to one transport hauler for upgrading their transports to ease the trauma to livestock being transported over long distances. Mme Mendès has been active in her role to upgrade Canada’s archaic transport laws for […]

New Footage of Live Horse Shipments to Japan Via Edmonton And Winnipeg Airports

  Since September 2017,  the CHDC has received a large number of  still and video images from Alberta feedlots and airports in Edmonton and Winnipeg showing the gentle draft horses who are caught up in the live shipments for the slaughter trade.  We’ve compiled a video capturing many of these images, which are being made […]

Healthy Draft Mare Left for Meat at Auction Due to “Bad Feet”

  These photos depict a draft mare left at the Kawartha Lakes Community Sales Barn in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario on Saturday March 10th.  As you can see,  her feet are in need of farrier care.  The owner of this mare was adamant that she go for meat due to her “terrible feet,”  which appear to […]

Final 2017 Canadian Horse Slaughter Numbers Show Substantial Decline Over 2016

For once horse supporters have something to cheer about. The final statistics for 2017 show a dramatic decline in the number of horses slaughtered in Canada. Overall, the number of horses killed in Canadian slaughter houses is down by 38%, a substantial number. Even the number of draft horses shipped to Japan for slaughter has […]

Announcing: The CHDC Short Story Contest Winners

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition short story contest is over and winners have been selected.  We received heart-warming and inspiring tales of  horse rescue.  Our entrants shared their personal experiences, and their love of horses through their writing.  Picking the best stories was difficult, here are the final standings: First Place:  The Story of Kate […]

CHDC Releases Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Horsemeat Condemnation Reports for 2015/2016

  The following documents were received in response to a request made under the Access to Information Act seeking copies of the Red Meat Condemnation Reports for all equines slaughtered at Canadian slaughter plants during 2015 and 2016. Reports from two federally licensed horse slaughter plants, establishment #506 Bouvry Exports Ltd. and #076 Viande Richelieu […]

Ontario Veterinary College Survey – Attitudes Towards The Unwanted Horse

Dear Supporters: CHDC received this survey from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. pertaining to your personal beliefs about unwanted horses and the actions you believe veterinarians should take to assist their clients with unwanted horses.  Completing this survey will assist third year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students at OVC when writing a paper […]

CHDC Releases ATI Information For Flight-Delayed Shipment of 106 Slaughterbound Horses to Kagoshima

ACCESS TO INFORMATION DOCUMENTS FOR ATLAS AIR CHARTER OF LIVE HORSES FROM THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN On September 12, 2017 an Atlas Air charter flight left the Calgary International Airport carrying 106 horses destined for slaughter to Kagoshima, Japan.  Because there was a significant flight delay, an Access to Information request was […]