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Canada’s Horseflesh Industry Scores Again: Neglected, Lame “Pet” Slaughtered for Meat

The CHDC has recently obtained documents through Access to Information, regarding Canadian Food Inspection Agency equine inspections performed from October 1 to October 31, 2018 at federally licensed slaughter establishments. Records received were from Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd., Fort Macleod, Alberta and Viandes Richelieu Inc., Massueville, Quebec. One trailer carrying 11 horses was refused at […]

We Get Mail – A Reader Addresses the “Detestable Business of Slaughtering Horses”

From time to time we publish letters written by horse advocates.  They may be letters to the editor, or an op-ed piece,  or like the letter we received from Joe Muff of Whitehorse, Yukon, they convey shock and dismay at the discovery of the horse slaughter industry in Canada.  Here’s Joe’s letter to us: “Canadian […]

Let’s Make Horse Slaughter an Election Issue in Canada!

  Dear Horse Defenders, In just a few short months, Canadians will have an opportunity to choose the next federal government.   While jobs, health care, pipelines and other mainstream issues will be under discussion over the summer, we wonder which politicians will take time to consider the welfare and rights of non-human animals.  Specifically, […]

Feedback Requested on Important Fundraising Efforts – Please Complete Our Survey

    Dear Supporters, Would you take a few minutes to take part in this important survey that will help guide us in our fundraising efforts?  We would like to gain your thoughts, opinions, and insights, in order to better fundraise for horse initiatives in the future.  The survey should only take you 5 minutes […]

How to Make Horse Slaughter an Election Issue…and Why It’s a Critical Strategy

The Canadian federal election is scheduled to take place on or before October 21, 2019 and certain party leaders are already out in full swagger, attempting to secure votes from various groups.  Between now and the election, we will see more public appearances as speeches are refined and platforms are polished. But while we listen […]

Access to Information Documents – Live Shipments of Horses and Yearlings to Korea

Through Access to Information, for the first time the CHDC has obtained documents regarding the transport of horses to Korea for slaughter. According to figures available from Statistics Canada, 360 horses were exported to that country in 2018, all during the month of September and all from the province of Alberta. While information regarding all […]

ATI DOCUMENTS REVEAL DOWNED HORSE EUTHANIZED AT CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEFORE JAPAN FLIGHT

  On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 one hundred eleven horses were conveyed by trucks to the Calgary International Airport where they were loaded in crates to await transport to Japan the following day.  After a 2+ hour delay, the Korean Air Cargo 747 finally departed at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 with 109 […]

Confirmed: New Equine Information Document (EID) Under Development

As you may be aware, the Safe Food for Canadians Act came into force on Jan 15, 2019.  According to SUBDIVISION K Food Animal Information Documents and Document Keeping – Required documents, it appears horses who are to be slaughtered still require a document with the information copied below, similar to the EID. The EID […]

Year-End Wrap-Up and 2018 Highlights

Once again, another year has flown by and we’d like to close it off with a compilation of some of the stories that caught our eye and some campaigns that we’ve been working on. Below is a small appetizer of what transpired in 2018.  As 2019 dawns, the fight to eradicate horse slaughter from our […]

Final Death Knell for Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in Quebec? Slaughterhouse May Finally Go Out-Of-Business

The following article appeared on the French language website “La Terre” and forecasts the further decline of the former horse slaughterhouse Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in Quebec.  After LPN  issued a statement in 2017 declaring a moratorium on horse slaughter due to imposed EU holding regulations, its continued operations seemed unlikely, since their […]