Category Horse Slaughter

Canada’s Horseflesh Industry Scores Again: Neglected, Lame “Pet” Slaughtered for Meat

The CHDC has recently obtained documents through Access to Information, regarding Canadian Food Inspection Agency equine inspections performed from October 1 to October 31, 2018 at federally licensed slaughter establishments. Records received were from Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd., Fort Macleod, Alberta and Viandes Richelieu Inc., Massueville, Quebec. One trailer carrying 11 horses was refused at […]

We Get Mail – A Reader Addresses the “Detestable Business of Slaughtering Horses”

From time to time we publish letters written by horse advocates.  They may be letters to the editor, or an op-ed piece,  or like the letter we received from Joe Muff of Whitehorse, Yukon, they convey shock and dismay at the discovery of the horse slaughter industry in Canada.  Here’s Joe’s letter to us: “Canadian […]

Let’s Make Horse Slaughter an Election Issue in Canada!

  Dear Horse Defenders, In just a few short months, Canadians will have an opportunity to choose the next federal government.   While jobs, health care, pipelines and other mainstream issues will be under discussion over the summer, we wonder which politicians will take time to consider the welfare and rights of non-human animals.  Specifically, […]

Breaking News! Majority of Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter According to New Nanos Poll

  A Nanos Poll was taken across Canada in June 2019 by Ottawa, ON lobbying firm, The Parliamentary Group. Findings show that over two-thirds of Canadians say they are uncomfortable or somewhat uncomfortable with the export of horse meat from Canada for human consumption. Nearly seven in ten Canadians say they would support stopping the […]

Documents for US Loads of Horses Include Four Standardbreds Enrolled in Full Circle Program

The CHDC is making available documents obtained through Access to Information regarding information related to US loads of horses admitted or rejected for immediate slaughter, from September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. One trailer was refused admittance due to a non-ambulatory horse. Various conditions were reported including forty-four horses blind in one eye and […]

Dead, Decaying and Suffering Horses Found in Feedlots

  For Immediate Release June 12, 2019 Dead, Decaying and Suffering Horses Found in Feedlots International Coalition of Animal Welfare Groups Calls on EU to Stop Imports of Canadian Horsemeat Orangeville, Ontario: The images are shocking. A dead newborn foal sprawls frozen to the ground while other horses attempt to revive the small carcass. Chewed […]

How to Make Horse Slaughter an Election Issue…and Why It’s a Critical Strategy

The Canadian federal election is scheduled to take place on or before October 21, 2019 and certain party leaders are already out in full swagger, attempting to secure votes from various groups.  Between now and the election, we will see more public appearances as speeches are refined and platforms are polished. But while we listen […]

Access to Information Documents – Live Shipments of Horses and Yearlings to Korea

Through Access to Information, for the first time the CHDC has obtained documents regarding the transport of horses to Korea for slaughter. According to figures available from Statistics Canada, 360 horses were exported to that country in 2018, all during the month of September and all from the province of Alberta. While information regarding all […]

ATI DOCUMENTS REVEAL DOWNED HORSE EUTHANIZED AT CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEFORE JAPAN FLIGHT

  On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 one hundred eleven horses were conveyed by trucks to the Calgary International Airport where they were loaded in crates to await transport to Japan the following day.  After a 2+ hour delay, the Korean Air Cargo 747 finally departed at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 with 109 […]

Sign New E-Petition to Halt Air Shipments of Horses to East Asia for Slaughter

The CHDC’s Eastern Region Director, Shelley Grainger, has started E-Petition 2037 for Citizens of Canada to call upon the House of Commons in Parliament to halt air shipments of horses exported for human consumption, due to the ongoing violation of Canadian and IATA regulations. Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, representing Beaches/East York, Ontario, is e-2037‘s sponsor. […]