Tag Archives: Calgary Airport

Updated! The petition to Atlas Air has been updated with new video footage of the horses

Please go here to add your name to the petition and to view the new footage.

ALERT! Ask Canada to Follow the Law – Not the Money

ALERT! Since 2012 the CHDC and our supporters have been doing everything possible to hold the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) accountable for violating their own regulations under the Health of Animals Act.  In spite of public outrage, large draft horses continue to be shipped from Canada to Japan for slaughter.  It is common practice […]

Consolidated document on live draft horse shipments to Japan

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.    

Sarcosystis Parasite In Horsemeat Shipped From Canada Causes Sickness In Japan

This is a slightly older study but very relevant to the issue of live horses shipped from Canada to Japan for meat. This Japanese study (scroll halfway down the PDF document to read) follows the illness of 11 people who consumed horsemeat obtained from a market in Japan,  with one incident directly traced to Canada.  […]

Tidy little boxes

Earlier this week, an observer at Calgary airport sent us photos of pallets of horsemeat destined for Europe. Horses slaughtered at the Bouvry Exports plant in Fort MacLeod the week of January 6th, have been packed into nice, tidy little boxes ready for gourmands in Europe. Before: During: After: Note that the boxes have an […]

New CHDC video

This video is being released this Christmas to remember the betrayed ones.  The previously unreleased footage was taken just prior to Christmas 2010.  In stark contrast to what should be a time of peace and goodwill, these horses’ final days of betrayal are shown. Please remember them and all of the other equidae who languish […]

Rally to support a ban on live horse exports for slaughter

Ban Live Horse Exports rally in Calgary – November 23, 2013 The Lethbridge Animal Rights Effort is joining forces with Calgary Animal Rights Effort for a peaceful protest on November 23 from 1-3 pm on the green strip close to the Edward H. LaBorde Viewing area at Calgary Airport. The purpose of this protest is […]

Canada’s Live Exports of Horses for Slaughter – Do Canadians Care

From Heather Clemenceau’s excellent blog: Written By:  Terry Stanislow THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE RANT. IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ THIS, PLEASE TAKE THE EXTRA THREE SECONDS AT THE END TO REGISTER YOUR RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION. This video shows Canadian horses – who have been bred and fed for this purpose – being […]

CHDC files complaints with the CFIA and Transport Canada about the live horse shipments to Japan

On November 8th, the CHDC filed official complaints to the CFIA and Transport Canada with respect to the transport of slaughter-bound horses via air cargo through our legal counsel MW Law Offices of Vancouver, BC. In his complaint to the CFIA and the Superintendent of Aviation Enforcement at Transport Canada, our counsel, Nicholas Weigelt, details […]

Is anyone home at the CFIA?

We have received several reports that the CFIA is not returning phone calls and is sending out a generic auto response email in regards to recent concerns brought forth over horses being live shipped to Japan for slaughter. Questions are not being answered – the CFIA is, yet again, not taking responsibility for their actions. […]