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Findings Of Abuse In Canadian Horse Slaughter Industry After Two Year Investigation by Animals’ Angels

Animals’ Angels has recently completed comprehensive two-year investigation (see the press release here) into the horse slaughter industry in Canada for the purpose of informing EU decision-makers that further restrictions are needed on the importation of horse meat from Canada.  From the online investigation: “Almost every single kill buyer currently providing horses to the Canadian […]

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Action Alert: Act Now To Comment On CFIA’s Proposed Amendments To The Health Of Animals Act

  In a recent blog post, the CHDC alerted its readers to the CFIA’s intention to modify the Health of Animals Regulations so that they are aligned with the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes and regulations of our international trading partners.  The CFIA requested that stakeholders and interested parties direct questions and comments to: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

A Slice Of Reality About Horse Auctions….

The September 19th Valley Auction in Armstrong British Columbia was a success by all accounts – reportedly ALL horses found homes and no horses went to kill buyers.  Many rescuers came home with multiple horses and this is merely one account of a very lucky mare (and foal!) who was purchased merely ONE DAY before […]

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 […]

Live in British Columbia? Preparedness Links And Resources for Emergency Animal Evacuation Due To Wildfires

There are currently more than 250 forest fires burning in British Columbia, with new fires being reported each week. At the time of writing, there are at least 10 evacuation alerts in effect across the province, and costs to fight the fires could exceed $400 million by the end of the season. The risk of […]

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 […]

Observations From A Lindsay, ON Feedlot

The CHDC visited a feedlot in Lindsay, Ontario on the weekend of May 30th.  We do regular checks on this location and have made some observations from visits in the past year. Horses are no longer kept in the front pens facing the main road (Hwy. 36).  Previously, horses were seen in these front pens, […]