Category Politics

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 […]

Urgent Petition – Insist That Atlas Air End Transport Of Horses To Japan For Slaughter

We don’t know whether Ambassador was born in Canada or the United States.  What we do know is that he was shipped by air to Japan for slaughter earlier this year. Like all foals, his life began in the tender care of his mother whose protective instincts would have prompted her to do anything to […]

Ministry of Justice Unable to Administer Justice In Own Back Yard

In recent years we appear to be witnessing more governmental whitewashing, smokescreens, and doublespeak than possibly at any other time in Canadian history.  Many voters in our country have expressed frustration at the lack of credibility exhibited by the Conservative government, and in all likelihood will opt for change. The following e-mail string is testimony […]