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 […]
In order to publicize the issue of live draft horse shipments from Canada to Japan, CHDC has worked together with the Animal Rights Center, ARCJ.ORG, based in Tokyo, Japan. ARCJ has very generously provided footage of conditions in Japanese feedlots, where both Canadian and American draft horses are routinely transported.
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 […]
The CHDC is releasing this footage that reveals new information about the final destination for the live draft horses who are shipped to Japan for human consumption.
The CHDC has put together a page on our web site documenting the background and current situation regarding the live draft horse shipments to Japan. You can read it here. And, please remember to keep circulating the petition to Atlas Air Cargo who are the primary airline flying these horses to Japan.
As a follow up to our August post on the live draft horse shipments out of Calgary, Alberta, new footage of the Kagoshima quarantine station in Japan is now being released. This footage was taken in March 2015. In the first segment we see video of horses on an Alberta feedlot, followed by footage of horses being […]
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 […]
The following two letters were sent today, July 17, 2015, to Dr. Bruce Archibald President of the CFIA and Canada’s Justice Minister the Honourable Peter MacKay from Sinikka Crosland, Executive Director, CHDC regarding the CFIA’s failure to enforce their own regulations for the live draft horse shipments to Japan. Dr. Bruce Archibald, President Canadian Food Inspection […]
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 […]
With the political climate heating up in Canada as we head toward an October election, it is important for everyone to become politically involved and ask their political representative their views on the issue of live shipping horses to Japan for slaughter. Engaging your federal representative is one of the most important actions you can […]