Tag Archives: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Ask a Simple Question, Get a Convoluted Answer

What is it with government, that a simple question cannot be addressed with a straightforward and truthful response?  Please see the e-mail string below. How easy it would be to say yes or no to the question asked by a concerned citizen. The welfare of horses depends on honest answers, not platitudes about humane treatment! […]

Canada’s Horseflesh Industry Scores Again: Neglected, Lame “Pet” Slaughtered for Meat

The CHDC has recently obtained documents through Access to Information, regarding Canadian Food Inspection Agency equine inspections performed from October 1 to October 31, 2018 at federally licensed slaughter establishments. Records received were from Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd., Fort Macleod, Alberta and Viandes Richelieu Inc., Massueville, Quebec. One trailer carrying 11 horses was refused at […]

Documents for US Loads of Horses Include Four Standardbreds Enrolled in Full Circle Program

The CHDC is making available documents obtained through Access to Information regarding information related to US loads of horses admitted or rejected for immediate slaughter, from September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. One trailer was refused admittance due to a non-ambulatory horse. Various conditions were reported including forty-four horses blind in one eye and […]

Access to Information Documents – Live Shipments of Horses and Yearlings to Korea

Through Access to Information, for the first time the CHDC has obtained documents regarding the transport of horses to Korea for slaughter. According to figures available from Statistics Canada, 360 horses were exported to that country in 2018, all during the month of September and all from the province of Alberta. While information regarding all […]

ATI DOCUMENTS REVEAL DOWNED HORSE EUTHANIZED AT CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEFORE JAPAN FLIGHT

  On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 one hundred eleven horses were conveyed by trucks to the Calgary International Airport where they were loaded in crates to await transport to Japan the following day.  After a 2+ hour delay, the Korean Air Cargo 747 finally departed at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 with 109 […]

For Immediate Release: CHDC Sues CFIA for Overcrowding of Horses Exported for Slaughter

For Immediate Release September 6, 2018 No More Horsing Around – Animal Protection Group Sues CFIA for Overcrowding of Horses Exported for Slaughter Vancouver, B.C.: The not-for-profit Animal Protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court.  The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of […]

Korean Air Flight With Slaughterbound Horses Makes Sudden Return to Edmonton; Airport Staff Continue To Try To Obstruct

Courtesy of Voice for Animals in Edmonton, we’d like to share more photographs of a live horse shipment, this time involving a botched Korean Air flight scheduled for May 9, 2018.  Due to alleged mechanical difficulty, the aircraft was forced to return to Edmonton two and a half hours after take off.  The horses were […]

CHDC Releases New ATI Documents – US Horses Destined For Slaughter In Canada (July 2017 – August 2017)

The following documents were released as a result of an Access to Information request for information related to US loads of horses admitted or rejected for immediate slaughter, from July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017.  Two loads from June and one in September were also included. Loads entering Canada during this time did so […]

CHDC Releases Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Horsemeat Condemnation Reports for 2015/2016

  The following documents were received in response to a request made under the Access to Information Act seeking copies of the Red Meat Condemnation Reports for all equines slaughtered at Canadian slaughter plants during 2015 and 2016. Reports from two federally licensed horse slaughter plants, establishment #506 Bouvry Exports Ltd. and #076 Viande Richelieu […]

CHDC’s Year-End Roundup of Equine News and Newsmakers for 2017

The 2017 Year End Review is a small representative of significant events taking place last year. It has been compiled to remind people what happened last year – some events, as the EU new regulations beginning in March were profound and continue to resonate through the horse slaughter industry.  Other events are equally interesting, perhaps […]