Category Horse welfare

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 […]

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. […]

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Releases ATI Documents for Charters of Horses From Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg in 2018

  The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Releases ATI Documents for Charters of Horses From Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg  Live horses continued to be transported from several Canadian airports to Japan for slaughter in 2018.  Documents obtained following an Access to Information request to the Canadian Transportation Agency reveal Atlas Air as the carrier for five […]

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 […]