Category Media

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.  […]

Please Help The CHDC Increase Awareness Of Horse Slaughter In The Media

Dear Supporters, This new ad is scheduled to appear in the October/November edition of Equine Wellness Magazine. Would you like to see more of these ads appear in horse-related print publications and other mainstream media? If so, please help us by donating so we can create more awareness of the horse slaughter industry in Canada. […]

For Immediate Release: CHDC Sues CFIA for Overcrowding of Horses Exported for Slaughter

For Immediate Release September 6, 2018 No More Horsing Around – Animal Protection Group Sues CFIA for Overcrowding of Horses Exported for Slaughter Vancouver, B.C.: The not-for-profit Animal Protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court.  The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of […]

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 […]

The CHDC Supports the Equus Film Festival in Orangeville, Ontario as Festival Patron

The CHDC is proud to be a Festival Patron for the Equus Film Festival, taking place from July 20-22 in Orangeville, Ontario. This annual festival celebrates the diverse and creative efforts of those who artistically pay homage to the horse.  Headwaters Tourism brings the festival to Canada to share the wonderful world of horses and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fighting the Good Fight: Help Us Win!

Over recent weeks, the issue of exporting live horses for slaughter has achieved well-deserved media coverage: Global News – Live Horses Shipped From Canadian Airports to Japan for Slaughter Accompanying video for above article CJOB Radio Winnipeg interview between host Geoff Currier and Dr. Harper and Katie Dangerfield iPolitics – Legalized Cruelty – The Gaps […]

Foot Surgery Corrects Deformity For Timmy The Foal

Pictures and video by Bear Valley Rescue Little Timmy came to Bear Valley Rescue in Sundre Alberta thin and underweight,  with a deformed hoof that didn’t allow him to have a normal gait.  It was very likely that he was removed prematurely from his mother’s care  due to the birth defect that caused him to […]

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 […]