Category Horse welfare

Call To Action – Petition to End The Tragedy Of Horse Blood Farms

In our November Newsletter,  the CHDC publicized the disturbing treatment of mares kept on horse blood farms in Argentina and Uruguay.  These farms collect blood from pregnant mares to supply the agricultural industry worldwide with a hormone that regulates and synchronizes the ovulation cycles of pigs, cattle and sheep.  This hormone is known as Pregnant Mare’s […]

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 […]

University of Guelph Holds Equine Industry Symposium October 27th – Free Admission

The following article was previously published October 12th on Horse Canada’s website by BBRM/Jamie Meilach: “The University of Guelph’s annual Equine Industry Symposium is fast approaching. On Saturday October 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m., students in the Bachelor of BioResource Management degree majoring in Equine Management will once again be hosting the Equine […]

October 12th Bouvry Protest Update

On Friday, October 12th, horse advocates held a protest at the Bouvry horse slaughter plant just outside of Fort Macleod. Even though the weather was unfavourable, a small number of dedicated anti-slaughter supporters were able to attend and get the message out!  Through 120 kph winds, they stood their ground, holding placards high with pride. […]

E-Petition 1699 Now Closed With 8,688 Signatures

E-petition 1699 to halt live horse shipments to Japan for slaughter, closed for signatures 120 days after being initiated by the CHDC’s Shelley Grainger. In that time, 8,688 signatures were gathered – a significant number!  Thanks to everyone who added their name to it. The Canadian government now has 45 days to table a response.  […]

Update On The Slaughter Trade – September 2018

Part 1 – American Businesses Trump Canadian Values In 2003 Schorno-Agri Business of Yelm Washington purchased the Summerview feedlot in Brocket Alberta. This feedlot has been profiled many times by many groups.  Around 2016 Schorno sold the feedlot to the Livingstone Hutterite Colony who assured advocates that they would not be using the feedlot to […]

Breaking News – CHDC Files Judicial Review In Federal Court

We have escalated our fight for the horses – to a legal level.  On August 31, 2018, a judicial review was filed in Federal Court in Vancouver by our lawyer Rebeka Breder.  This lawsuit challenges violations to the Health of Animals Regulations when live horses are shipped by air cargo to Japan for slaughter. Please […]

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 […]

CHDC Releases New ATI Documents – USDA Owner/Shipper Records – July – August 2017, For US Horses Imported To Canada

    Following the receipt of Access to Information documents regarding horses transported to Canada for slaughter from July 1 to August 31, 2017, a Freedom of Information Act request was made seeking corresponding USDA Owner/Shipper forms.  The FOIA records disclose much more than the Canadian counterpart and include descriptions of each horse, including tag […]

New E-Petition Asks That Air Shipments Of Horses Be Halted Due To Ongoing Violations

The CHDC’s Eastern Region Director, Shelley Grainger, has started another E-petition e-1699 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.  Again, Liberal MP Mark Holland, representing Ajax, Ontario, is e-1699’s […]