Tag Archives: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

MP Murray Rankin Submits Order Paper To Government Querying Live Export Of Horses

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 […]

Action Alert: Act Now To Comment On CFIA’s Proposed Amendments To The Health Of Animals Act

  In a recent blog post, the CHDC alerted its readers to the CFIA’s intention to modify the Health of Animals Regulations so that they are aligned with the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes and regulations of our international trading partners.  The CFIA requested that stakeholders and interested parties direct questions and comments to: […]

CFIA Suspends Operating Licence of KML Meat Processor Ltd.

CFIA Compliance and Enforcement Issued the following notification on December 14th: “The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the operating licence of KML Meat Processor Ltd., a registered meat slaughter and processing facility located in Westwold, BC, effective December 13, 2016. The operator’s licence has been suspended because of a failure to effectively maintain and implement […]

CFIA Proposes Changes to the Health of Animals Regulations

The following are PROPOSED changes to the HAR thereby recognizing that the transport of animals in Canada is not aligned with those of other countries (World Organisation for Animal Health – OIE) nor do they align with the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice (NFACC) or international trading partners such as the US […]

Urgent Petition – Insist That Atlas Air End Transport Of Horses To Japan For Slaughter

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 […]

Ministry of Justice Unable to Administer Justice In Own Back Yard

In recent years we appear to be witnessing more governmental whitewashing, smokescreens, and doublespeak than possibly at any other time in Canadian history.  Many voters in our country have expressed frustration at the lack of credibility exhibited by the Conservative government, and in all likelihood will opt for change. The following e-mail string is testimony […]

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 […]

Occupational Health & Safety Article On Induced Stress And Other Hazards In Meatpacking Industry

From Occupational Health & Safety Magazine – An analysis of meatpacking facilities and a look at injury statistics, the XL Foods debacle in particular, and the psychological trauma of slaughterhouse work via perpetration-induced traumatic stress (PITS), empathy suppression and the violation of workers’ natural preference against killing. By habitually violating one’s natural preference against killing, […]

The CHDC Applauds Recent Developments in the EU Concerning North American Horsemeat Imports

The CHDC is excited to hear confirmation of recent rumours that the European Union (EU) is close to imposing a ban on the import of horsemeat from Mexico.  Click here for the audio presentation made in the EU.  As well, we are pleased to hear that stricter conditions on Equine Information Document (EID) rules will soon apply […]

Gerry Ritz Introduces New Trace Canada Database As Improvement to “Global Export Markets”

The CHDC has great supporters!  In a email response to an anti-slaughter advocate,  Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz gives a clear foreshadowing of the path for horse slaughter traceability in Canada in the near future.  Note the involvement of the Horse “Welfare” Alliance of Canada in this scheme…. Please feel free to discuss the subject matter […]