Tag Archives: Bill C-571

MP Alistair MacGregor Asks Minister Of Agriculture For Response On Horse Slaughter Issues

Dear Supporters, Here is a letter that MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) has sent on behalf of one of his constituents to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, regarding the issue of horse slaughter in Canada. In the letter,  MacGregor “holds the minister’s feet to the fire” and reminds him of the support […]

New Advocate Against Horse Slaughter? Start Here….

Overview and Brief History of Horse Slaughter in Canada (for newcomers to the advocacy movement) The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is a collective of people and national groups that have joined forces in order to ban the slaughter of equines for human consumption in Canada, as well as the export of live horses to other countries for the […]

2014 – A Year Filled With Accomplishments

For the past decade, the CHDC has been a prominent voice for horses.  We are the only Canadian organization with a consistent track record of exposing the cruelty inherent in the horse slaughter industry in Canada.  We have taken you behind the closed doors of four equine slaughterhouses in our country, and have provided an […]

Bill C-571 – CHDC Recognizes Supporters And Highlights A “Rogues Gallery” Of Turncoats

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” Jack Layton, in memoriam Now that a little time has passed after the reading of Bill C-571 and the Ontario election, we’ve had some time […]

Anti-Slaughter Petitions Will Move Forward – New Hope For Horses In 2015

Many supporters are feeling profoundly disappointed as a result of Bill C-571 being voted down in the House of Commons.  Truly, the frustration with our current government is justifiable in so many ways. Yet there is a light on the horizon – the very real possibility that we may have a new government in fall […]

Bill C-571 – Update

MP Atamanenko presented his final push for C-571.  You can read what he said here. Please go here to see responses from other MPs.   Each MP’s speech can be expanded.  They will vote today so please keep contacting your MP!

Photos From Alex Atamanenko’s May 8th Press Conference and Final Push For Our Horses!

As the House of Commons heads to a vote next week on his horse slaughter Bill C-571,  we present you with photos from MP Atamanenko’s Press Conference.  Alex was joined here by CHDC’s Executive Director Sinikka Crosland,  medical and toxicology expert Dr. Ray Kellosalmi,  and US political allies Victoria McCullough and Senator Joseph Abruzzo.  Senator […]

Horse-Canada Blogger Bedevils Equine Canada With Tough Questions

A must-read,  witty and succinct analysis of the author’s experience with Equine Canada and that group’s refusal to answer difficult questions about horse slaughter: Cross-posted from the original Horse-Canada article.  Author uncredited. Bute and the (dead, soon to be eaten) Beast Did anyone catch the 16 minutes of infamy the Canadian horse slaughter industry garnered […]

Canada’s Parliament Considers Bill Limiting Horse Slaughter

From Food Safety News BY NEWS DESK | APRIL 16, 2014 The most recent ban on equine inspections by USDA meat inspectors has moved the horse slaughter debate up to Canada’s House of Commons. A Member of Parliament (MP) from southeastern British Columbia hopes that a final hour of debate next month can persuade the country’s federal lawmakers […]

Misguided Agriculture Critic Sticks Hoof in Mouth

NDP Agriculture Critic, MP Malcolm Allen, lost a lot of credibility on March 31/14 during a House debate on Bill C-571. Except, of course, amongst Conservatives.  That party is teeming with Mindless Minions who seem to tremble in fear at upsetting the status quo. What stares them in the face, even if it’s a serious […]