Category Horse welfare

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fundraiser for Paradise Stable Horse Rescue

Courtesy Post – Fundraiser for Lawrence Harasym of Paradise Stable Horse Rescue Lawrence Harasym has dedicated his life to advocating for the underdog and has worked hard to provide and fight for the animals and children that are unwanted or in need. Lawrence is the proud owner of Saskatoon’s horse rescue, Paradise Stable Horse Rescue. […]

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 […]