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CHDC Releases ATI Information For Flight-Delayed Shipment of 106 Slaughterbound Horses to Kagoshima

ACCESS TO INFORMATION DOCUMENTS FOR ATLAS AIR CHARTER OF LIVE HORSES FROM THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN On September 12, 2017 an Atlas Air charter flight left the Calgary International Airport carrying 106 horses destined for slaughter to Kagoshima, Japan.  Because there was a significant flight delay, an Access to Information request was […]

The CHDC Is Pleased to Promote the Launch of the BC Horse Angels Website

The CHDC is pleased to promote BC Horse Angels – a group focused on improving the lives of horses in British Columbia,  operated by horse advocate Belinda Lyall.  Horse welfare advocates are very familiar with Belinda’s efforts to rescue horses from auctions – BC Horse Angels was recently registered as a corporation acting as a […]

Short Story – Nature’s Way by Joel Reiff

Here’s another original short story written by Joel Reiff – it’s a fictional accounting of the writer’s experience at a Colorado auction.  Please be advised that this story contains adult themes.  This story doesn’t qualify for the CHDC’s Short Story Contest since the submissions must be made by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, […]

Happy Holidays From The CHDC

The CHDC would like to wish our friends and followers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!  We would like to thank you all for your continued support over the past year. Hopefully, the new year will bring changes to Canada’s shameful horse slaughter industry – please continue to advocate on behalf of our horses any […]

Please Support The MDHPIC Charity!

Miss Candy Cane is ready for Christmas! Candy is Marie Dean’s horse now under the CHDC’s umbrella.  She will be lovingly attended to for the rest of her life.  Unfortunately, this is not the case with many horses that face unsure and unforeseen futures.  This is why the Marie Dean Horse Protection Initiatives Canada (MDHPIC) […]

CHDC Releases Freedom of Information Documents on Rejected Slaughter Loads and Kurtenbach Livestock LLC

The following documents are for rejected loads of horses designated for slaughter from the U.S. for a specific time period, June 8-20, 2015.  Three of the rejected loads were enroute to the Bouvry (Bouvry Exports) slaughter plant in Alberta, one enroute to the Bouvry plant in Quebec (Viande Richelieu) and the fifth to Les Viandes […]

British Columbia Notary Public And CHDC Supporter Featured With Her Horses In “The Scrivener”

Notary Public Patti Thomson’s article about adopting and later training 3 horses from the Dawson Creek auction has been published in the winter 2017 edition of The Scrivener magazine for the Society of Notaries Public in British Columbia.  As range horses, Patti’s  mare, foal,  and another in utero,  were very much at risk of being […]

Canada’s Link To South American Animal Cruelty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 Canada’s Link to South American Animal Cruelty  Orangeville, Ontario: The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is shocked by news that a Canadian company purchases blood from inhumanely-treated horses in South America, only to sell the product to farmers in Canada.  This product, Pregnant Mares’ Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) is marketed […]

Call To Honour War Contributions Of Horses On Remembrance Day

In past years, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has honoured the horses that have served and been sacrificed in world wars. Globally, millions of equines gave their lives to help humanity obtain peace and democracy.  They had no choice and as a nation and as a species, we are forever in their debt. The […]

Equine Infectious Anemia Case In Lacombe, Alberta

On October 19, 2017,  a positive Equine Infectious Anemia result was confirmed by the CFIA in a horse located in  Lacombe county, Alberta.  The horse was tested as a compliance measure for horses being exported.  As a result,  the horse in question has been quarantined as have the on-premise contacts, and after the inspection has […]