Category Horse welfare

CHDC Year End Report – 2016

The Clock is Ticking!  The Horses Need You! December 21, 2016 is the deadline for signing E-petition 116.  This is your opportunity, as a Canadian and a horse defender, to speak out against horse slaughter!   An official government petition, E-116 has been sponsored by Member of Parliament Mark Holland.  It calls upon the House of […]

CFIA Proposes Changes to the Health of Animals Regulations

The following are PROPOSED changes to the HAR thereby recognizing that the transport of animals in Canada is not aligned with those of other countries (World Organisation for Animal Health – OIE) nor do they align with the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice (NFACC) or international trading partners such as the US […]

Six Thoroughbreds In Need Of Homes in Elizabethville Ontario….

This is a courtesy post for a retired individual who needs to place six thoroughbred horses.  If they cannot be placed in homes,  they will be euthanized or sent to auction.  They are located in the town of Elizabethville Ontario,  near Campbellcroft and the Ganaraska Forest. Prospective adopters may be interviewed for suitability or be […]

Updated – CHDC Recognizes Equines Who Served In The World Wars

In keeping with our annual tradition, the CHDC is honouring the equines who have served in the world wars – most giving their lives as the ultimate sacrifice.  They had no choice.Many animals were employed in wars and campaigns over the centuries, and as a result millions died.  They all played a vital role in […]

Toronto Sun Series – Missing Horses Sargon And Apollo

The CHDC would like to inform our readership of these two Toronto Sun articles covering the disappearance of two much-loved horses in Durham Region Ontario. Both articles written by Chris Doucette,  with commentary by Shelley Grainger of the CHDC. “You have to be very aware of the risks,” Shelley Grainger, a spokesman for the Canadian […]

Action Requested: CHDC Prepares Response to Standard Government Form Letter On Horse Slaughter

The CHDC has drafted a response to the form letter being sent to advocates from the Party Liaison.  If you have received the standard form letter below,  please take the time to RESPOND to your MP and enlighten him or her with a response.  You may wish to send this response as-is or make your […]

Introducing….The International Horse Registry

From time to time the CHDC passes along information or services that may be of interest to our supporters.  The International Horse Registry offers registration of your horse(s) along with physical identification that will be stored in a database in the event of an emergency such as the theft or a horse or a localized […]

Dog Tales Rescue And Sanctuary Festival – August 2016

On Saturday and Sunday, August 20th -21st, Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary held their 2nd summer festival in order that the public could be entertained and acquainted with them.  Dog Tales, a not-for-profit rescue, sits on fifty acres in the rolling landscape of King City, Ontario and is the dream of owners, husband and wife […]

EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR HAY FOR REFUGE RR IN ALEXANDRIA , ONTARIO

Refuge RR’s situation turned from bad to disastrous when they were told recently the barn where hay was kept by the hay dealer for their 75 horses burnt down. The spring draught made hay scarcer than ever. They are now not only faced with a rocketing increase in hay price, but have to search further […]

Montreal Butcher La Maison du Rôti, Roasted for Including Horsemeat and Pork In Their “Beef” Patties.

The original article is written in French.  Translated into English. Horse In Beef Patties at La Maison du Rôti PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016 EXCLUSIVE – Can you be certain of what you get when you buy a beef patty? Apparently not. Radio-Canada conducted a test at La maison du rôti, a butcher in the Plateau-Mont-Royal. DNA tests reveal that […]