Category Media

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 […]

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 […]