Tag Archives: AAFC

Equine Canada’s One Vision Strategic Plan Leaves Questions

Equine Canada has released its overview plan for the next 6 years for Canada’s equine community in One Vision.   Equine Canada’s objective was to create an incremental plan to prepare a blueprint to reinvigorate the organization and set the stage for future successes. The extensive 44-page document gives a high overview how to accomplish their […]

Alert! Help Bring Horse Issues (Not Horsemeat) to the Table

Prior to an upcoming meeting during which Senate Bill S-11, an Act addressing the safety and inspection of Canada’s food supply: (http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=5654811) will be under consideration, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food needs to hear from you regarding the dangers of horsemeat.  It is common knowledge that many horses are routinely treated with phenylbutazone (“bute”), clenbuterol, and other drugs that are not permitted […]

Behind Closed Doors – What XL Foods and Horse Slaughter Plants Have in Common and What They’d Prefer to Keep Hidden

The CHDC provides evidence of disturbing parallels between the XL Foods contaminated beef recall and conditions inside Canada’s horse slaughter plants. Read the full report here.  Warning – graphic images.

Pro-Slaughter Group Attempts to Cash In on Horse Traceability Program While Canada Falters on its Deadline

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) Reports on Canada’s Equine Traceability Program Introduction Canada’s federal government and national livestock producer organizations have created the Canadian Livestock Identification Agency.  Equine Canada was responsible for developing an equine-specific program (CanEQUID) to satisfy federal government requirements for identification and traceability for equines, and was represented on the Board of Directors. This paper addresses […]