Category Transport

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]