Category Politics

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 […]

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 […]

CHDC Heads To Ottawa October 4th and 5th To Meet With MPs On Horse Slaughter

Originally Published in The Lobby Monitor (subscription required,  reproduced here for our readers’ convenience) “An animal welfare coalition is heading to Ottawa to communicate with members of Parliament on the dangers of horse meat consumption. Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) registered to lobby with Aaron Freeman of Pivot Strategic Consulting, its Sept. 9 filing in the […]

Action Requested: CHDC Prepares Response to Standard Government Form Letter On Horse Slaughter

The CHDC has drafted a response to the form letter being sent to advocates from the Party Liaison.  If you have received the standard form letter below,  please take the time to RESPOND to your MP and enlighten him or her with a response.  You may wish to send this response as-is or make your […]

Wayne Burwash Elected President of Canadian Quarter Horse Association

President’s Message – March 25, 2016 “I am honored to have been elected President of the Canadian Quarter Horse Association at our recent Board of Directors’ Meeting held in conjunction with the AQHA convention in Las Vegas. In the process of reviewing all the involvements of the CQHA in an effort to “get up to […]

CFIA Enforcement And Investigation Services Tells Horse Rescuer Nolet That Treating Injured Feral Horse “Not Lawful”

Further to the issue of the CFIA targeting a compassionate horse rescuer who followed logical instincts regarding animal welfare, we are now in possession of the letter that the agency sent to Theresa Nolet.  For legal reasons, names of individuals have been blacked out, but it is easy to see how the issue has been […]

‘Round And ‘Round We Go – Writing To The Conservative Government

In July,  the CHCD documented the long email chain from the Conservative government as Executive Director Sinikka Crosland attempted to find a minister who could address the issue of the blatant legislative violations in the air transport of horses overseas. The responses thus far have indicated that the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food under MP […]

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 […]