Category Horse welfare

New Letter From Ag. Minister Reveals Industry Funding for “Humane” Horse Slaughter Industry

Dear Friends and Supporters, We received the following letter from Ainslie Willock, who recently wrote to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture.  This letter adheres to the standard formulaic response about horse slaughter being “humane” and an issue that the Government of Canada “takes very seriously.”  Also in this […]

Year-End Wrap-Up and 2018 Highlights

Once again, another year has flown by and we’d like to close it off with a compilation of some of the stories that caught our eye and some campaigns that we’ve been working on. Below is a small appetizer of what transpired in 2018.  As 2019 dawns, the fight to eradicate horse slaughter from our […]

ACTION ALERT – Tuesday, December 4th is Contact Your MP Day

The CHDC and a team of horse welfare advocates will be in Ottawa on December 4th for its Lobbying Day for Horses. Make your voice heard as well on this important day by contacting your MP.  Call, email or fax to let your MP know that you are part of the majority of Canadians who […]

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 […]