Tag Archives: CFIA

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 […]

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 […]

CHDC Year End Report – 2016

The Clock is Ticking!  The Horses Need You! December 21, 2016 is the deadline for signing E-petition 116.  This is your opportunity, as a Canadian and a horse defender, to speak out against horse slaughter!   An official government petition, E-116 has been sponsored by Member of Parliament Mark Holland.  It calls upon the House of […]

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 […]

Action Requested: CHDC Prepares Response to Standard Government Form Letter On Horse Slaughter

The CHDC has drafted a response to the form letter being sent to advocates from the Party Liaison.  If you have received the standard form letter below,  please take the time to RESPOND to your MP and enlighten him or her with a response.  You may wish to send this response as-is or make your […]

Revealed: Death flights to Japan for our horses

The CHDC is releasing this footage that reveals new information about the final destination for the live draft horses who are shipped to Japan for human consumption.    

Kill Pen, the movie, released for download

  Sila Productions film, Kill Pen, has been released for download only at this time.  This film gives an excellent backgrounder into the horse slaughter trade in the U.S. where horses are regularly shipped to Canada for slaughter. The film interviews well-known equine advocates as well as those who support horse slaughter. This film is […]

Petition to amend the transport regulations for farmed animals

MP Alexandra Mendes is sponsoring a petition to amend the transport regulations under the Health of Animals Act to bring Canada’s regulations pertaining to animals in transit   There is a link at the bottom of the wording of the petition that will take you to the petition.  Please sign.  Thank you.   Petition to […]

CFIA Enforcement And Investigation Services Tells Horse Rescuer Nolet That Treating Injured Feral Horse “Not Lawful”

Further to the issue of the CFIA targeting a compassionate horse rescuer who followed logical instincts regarding animal welfare, we are now in possession of the letter that the agency sent to Theresa Nolet.  For legal reasons, names of individuals have been blacked out, but it is easy to see how the issue has been […]

New Video Footage Released Showing Canadian Draft Horses at Quarantine Station in Kagoshima, Japan

As a follow up to our August post on the live draft horse shipments out of Calgary, Alberta, new footage of the Kagoshima quarantine station in Japan is now being released. This footage was taken in March 2015.  In the first segment we see video of horses on an Alberta feedlot, followed by footage of horses being […]