Tag Archives: CFIA

CHDC Completes 3rd ATI Request from LPN Slaughterhouse – Horse Suffering Revealed Again

This extract from the CHDC’s ATI request from LPN concerns a 25 year-old Percheron mare who had fallen down in a trailer on the 401 in Toronto en route to the LPN plant in June 2011. The driver continued on to LPN knowing the mare was down causing her to endure pain and suffering for […]

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 […]

Goodale blames Feds for CFIA failures

Former Liberal AG Minister, Ralph Goodale, tells it like it is in this article on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit report that’s critical of CFIA meat inspection practices and procedures.  In it he candidly says the CFIA “screwed-up” under Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s “watch’’ and may explain why Ritz is no longer minister […]

CHDC Receives Support Letter from Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal Health Critic

We  received this wonderful letter of support that may have originated from our postcard program.  Is your Member of Parliament with the Liberal Party?  Please contact your Liberal MP without delay, requesting support for Bill C-322 and back up for Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal Health Critic. Find your Member of Parliament here. Dr. Hedy […]

MP Alex Atamanenko and CHDC Submit Order Paper Questioning Government

In an attempt to clarify and understand the Government’s position on the business of horse slaughter, on behalf of the CHDC, MP Alex Atamanenko submitted these Order Paper Questions which were entered into the parliamentary publications on November 26, 2013 (Q-20).  Click here and scroll down for Q-20. MP Atamanenko is responsible for tabling Canada’s […]

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 […]

Updated CHDC Flyer Now Available for Downloading

Please note that our flyer has been updated with the latest horse slaughter statistics.  Please click here to download your copy for distribution.

Silence of the CFIA Lambs

Posted on August 13, 2013 by Heather Clemenceau July 31st, the supposed EU deadline for implementing a traceability system for horses in Canada, is a date that has come and gone.   Although many pro-slaughter advocates maintained that we all made up that date, it clearly originated from the GAO report on horse slaughter – Horse Welfare […]

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Releases Access to Information documents on slaughter plant

During the next few months, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) will be releasing information obtained from Canada’s Access to Information Act.  It is important to note that information requested under this Act is neither complete nor timely.   Contrarily, the information requested and received contained pages of blacked out and/or blocked names and documents […]

From France – An important documentary on horsemeat

French journalists, Loïc Tanant, Sébastien Lafargue and Félix Briaud released the following report on the French television Envoyé Spécial (uploaded to YouTube on June 20), following the horsemeat scandal that has rocked Europe since January.  In this report, they discover a new scandal –  the drug issue in horsemeat and the fallibility of the protocols in place […]