Category Horse welfare

Happy Holidays From The CHDC

The CHDC would like to wish our friends and followers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!  We would like to thank you all for your continued support over the past year. Hopefully, the new year will bring changes to Canada’s shameful horse slaughter industry – please continue to advocate on behalf of our horses any […]

Please Support The MDHPIC Charity!

Miss Candy Cane is ready for Christmas! Candy is Marie Dean’s horse now under the CHDC’s umbrella.  She will be lovingly attended to for the rest of her life.  Unfortunately, this is not the case with many horses that face unsure and unforeseen futures.  This is why the Marie Dean Horse Protection Initiatives Canada (MDHPIC) […]

CHDC Releases Freedom of Information Documents on Rejected Slaughter Loads and Kurtenbach Livestock LLC

The following documents are for rejected loads of horses designated for slaughter from the U.S. for a specific time period, June 8-20, 2015.  Three of the rejected loads were enroute to the Bouvry (Bouvry Exports) slaughter plant in Alberta, one enroute to the Bouvry plant in Quebec (Viande Richelieu) and the fifth to Les Viandes […]

British Columbia Notary Public And CHDC Supporter Featured With Her Horses In “The Scrivener”

Notary Public Patti Thomson’s article about adopting and later training 3 horses from the Dawson Creek auction has been published in the winter 2017 edition of The Scrivener magazine for the Society of Notaries Public in British Columbia.  As range horses, Patti’s  mare, foal,  and another in utero,  were very much at risk of being […]

Canada’s Link To South American Animal Cruelty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 Canada’s Link to South American Animal Cruelty  Orangeville, Ontario: The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is shocked by news that a Canadian company purchases blood from inhumanely-treated horses in South America, only to sell the product to farmers in Canada.  This product, Pregnant Mares’ Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) is marketed […]

Equine Infectious Anemia Case In Lacombe, Alberta

On October 19, 2017,  a positive Equine Infectious Anemia result was confirmed by the CFIA in a horse located in  Lacombe county, Alberta.  The horse was tested as a compliance measure for horses being exported.  As a result,  the horse in question has been quarantined as have the on-premise contacts, and after the inspection has […]

Agricultural Tribunal Overrules CFIA Sanction Against Horse Trucker On Appeal

Agricultural journalist Jim Romahn reported on a recent Canada Agricultural Tribunal decision that overturned a CFIA sanction against an American trucker shipping horses to Canada for slaughter.  One horse in this load was determined by a CFIA veterinarian to be unsuitable for transport,  due to lameness.  Subsequently,  the entire load of horses was rejected for import into […]

CHDC Makes Library of Access-To-Information Data Available to Citizen Activists

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION RELEASES ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENTS ON LES VIANDES DE LA PETITE-NATION SLAUGHTER PLANT  The following documents are with regard to an Access to Information request for Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation (LPN) slaughterhouse in Saint André-Avelin, Quebec for the following information, for the months of November and December 2015: Details, including photographs, paperwork […]

Award-Winning Flutist And Music Producer Laura Nashman Raises Awareness Of Horse Slaughter At Veg Fest

Last weekend the Toronto Veg Fest was held at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.  This annual event has become North America’s largest vegetarian celebration. Thanks to musician, artist and CHDC supporter Laura Nashman, hundreds of people at Veg Fest learned about helping horses from slaughter, and signed a petition to end it.  Laura, along with her team […]

CHDC News & Notes On AR Conference August 3-6, 2017

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition sent two directors to the Animal Rights Conference in Alexandria VA in August. This event is geared to the vegan community as well as animal welfare and rights.  We wanted to see how equine slaughter would fit into this advocacy. Horses were not represented at all with one exception.  That […]