Category Media

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 […]

CHDC Executive Director Published in Canada’s Political Newsweekly – The Hill Times

In preparation for CHDC’s visit to Otttawa,  our Executive Director,  Sinikka Crosland, wrote the following article for The Hill Times: Horsemeat trade raises human health and animal welfare concerns (Subscription required,  reproduced here for our readers) In recent weeks, the European Commission announced it will adopt stricter regulations on the import of horsemeat from non-EU […]

Need Help Countering Politicians’ Arguments In Favour of Horse Slaughter?

Dear supporters, We’ve had some requests for help with form-letter responses received from political incumbents and candidates who are asked about their support for horse slaughter issues.  It’s important to counter objections with factual information,  and if the candidate is still not swayed by counter-arguments,  to let them know that we will not support them […]

Continuing Action Opposing Live Horse Shipments – New Contacts

The horses need your voice!  CHDC videos and the debate on CTV’s Alberta Primetime with Sinikka Crosland have been widely shared.  Our follow-up video of live draft horses arriving in Japan has been read and shared by thousands!   Here’s the sample letter for you to use.  Please feel free to amend as you see […]

Introducing: The Canadian Veterinary Equine Welfare Council (CVEWC)

The Canadian Veterinary Equine Welfare Council (CVEWC) UPDATE:  Through the generosity of one of our supporters the entire amount has been raised!  Thank you to all of our fantastic supporters! An exciting new initiative to help end horse slaughter is being organized, and we need your support in order to help launch the Canadian Veterinary […]

Bill C-571 – CHDC Recognizes Supporters And Highlights A “Rogues Gallery” Of Turncoats

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” Jack Layton, in memoriam Now that a little time has passed after the reading of Bill C-571 and the Ontario election, we’ve had some time […]

Anti-Slaughter Petitions Will Move Forward – New Hope For Horses In 2015

Many supporters are feeling profoundly disappointed as a result of Bill C-571 being voted down in the House of Commons.  Truly, the frustration with our current government is justifiable in so many ways. Yet there is a light on the horizon – the very real possibility that we may have a new government in fall […]

Photos From Alex Atamanenko’s May 8th Press Conference and Final Push For Our Horses!

As the House of Commons heads to a vote next week on his horse slaughter Bill C-571,  we present you with photos from MP Atamanenko’s Press Conference.  Alex was joined here by CHDC’s Executive Director Sinikka Crosland,  medical and toxicology expert Dr. Ray Kellosalmi,  and US political allies Victoria McCullough and Senator Joseph Abruzzo.  Senator […]

CHDC Supporters Pose for “Selfies” With Horse Slaughter Advert in Ottawa

Two CHDC Supporters pose with our street-level advertising in Ottawa earlier this week while visiting Winterlude.  As you can see,  the poster is of large size and is highly visible, and even includes a scannable QR code for those with the app installed on their smart phones. Thanks to April and Pauline for taking the […]