Category Politics

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 […]

Retired CFIA Veterinarian Addresses Shortcomings In Canadian Animal Transport Regulations

Dr. Maureen Harper is a veterinarian who worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for 30 years. Prior to retirement in 2011, Dr. Harper was acting program officer responsible for the delivery of the animal transport program in Ontario.  The following article, Legalized cruelty: the gaps in Canada’s animal transport laws, was written by […]

Animal Transport Regs. Study Closed Without Input From Stakeholders – Former CFIA Veterinarian Asks Why

The public comment period for input into proposed amendments to animal transport regulations has now been closed without input from all stakeholders. Retired CFIA veterinarian of 30 years, Dr. Maureen Harper, tried to get in front of the Ag. Committee to testify but submissions had been abruptly closed off. Please read Dr. Harper’s letters regarding the […]

MP Murray Rankin Submits Order Paper To Government Querying Live Export Of Horses

MP Murray Rankin (NDP – Victoria) has,  with the assistance of Michael Bernard of HSI and the CHDC, submitted questions to the government via Order Paper on March 6, 2017. We have attached the questions below;  you can read the original Q-909 here at the bottom of the page.  Responses to Order Papers are normally […]

HWAC and CQHA, Unhappy About Anti-Slaughter Bills, Write Letters of Protest to Ag-Canada

It’s clear that the pro-slaughter Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada (HWAC) and the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) read the CHDC blog,  because they’ve recently sent two letters to the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, P.C, MP, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in an apparent urgent state of mind, to persuade the Liberal government to reject […]

CETA Agreement Approved At Great Cost to Canadian Equines

Eurogroup for Animals, a Belgian group that seeks to improve the treatment of animals in the EU,  has reported that the CETA trade agreement was approved by the EU parliament  (408 votes in favour, 254 against, 33 abstentions).  CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is a deal negotiated between the EU and Canada which […]

MP Alistair MacGregor Asks Minister Of Agriculture For Response On Horse Slaughter Issues

Dear Supporters, Here is a letter that MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) has sent on behalf of one of his constituents to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, regarding the issue of horse slaughter in Canada. In the letter,  MacGregor “holds the minister’s feet to the fire” and reminds him of the support […]

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 […]

Lyrics To “As If He Knows” By Eric Bogle Reveal Tragic End For Australian Horses At The End Of WW1

We’ve received many compliments about the musical accompaniment to our 2016 Remembrance Day video.  Some of our supporters have also asked about the story behind the very profoundly moving song, “As If He Knows.” We asked the writer,  Eric Bogle about Banjo – did he actually exist? Eric replied: “Yes, Banjo did exist, he was […]