Calgarian singer/songwriter Adam Thibert is donating 50% of the proceeds from one of his songs  to raise awareness and help give the thousands of wild horses that are being slaughtered around the world a voice. Adam’s song is now available on iTunes and he will be donating the percentage of the proceeds to The Wild […]

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 […]

This is a courtesy post for a retired individual who needs to place six thoroughbred horses.  If they cannot be placed in homes,  they will be euthanized or sent to auction.  They are located in the town of Elizabethville Ontario,  near Campbellcroft and the Ganaraska Forest. Prospective adopters may be interviewed for suitability or be […]

We’ve received many compliments about the musical accompaniment to our 2016 Remembrance Day video.  Some of our supporters have also asked about the story behind the very profoundly moving song, “As If He Knows.” We asked the writer,  Eric Bogle about Banjo – did he actually exist? Eric replied: “Yes, Banjo did exist, he was […]

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 […]

The CHDC is pleased to present our tribute to the equines who served in the many wars mankind has fought.  

Posting on behalf of a concerned advocate. The horse shelter pictured is located near the small town of Elmira Ontario and is used by Old Order Mennonites to tie up their buggy horses while they run errands or spend the day selling their farm produce at the nearby farmer’s market. Please go here to read […]

Here are the Horse Supply numbers for the slaughter market as at August 2016. Good to see that imports from the US are down year-to-date over August by -27.3%, as well, the overall number of horses slaughtered in Canada for January to August 2016 is down over 2015 by -18.9%. Live exports have dropped slightly […]

The CHDC would like to inform our readership of these two Toronto Sun articles covering the disappearance of two much-loved horses in Durham Region Ontario. Both articles written by Chris Doucette,  with commentary by Shelley Grainger of the CHDC. “You have to be very aware of the risks,” Shelley Grainger, a spokesman for the Canadian […]

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 […]