Tag Archives: draft horses to Japan

Feedlot video confirms young Belgian and Percheron horses in the Japan trade

The CHDC recently received footage from the Summerview feedlot in Alberta.  This video showed a large number of young Belgian and Percheron draft horses.  They are the breeds of choice for the Japanese market.  There have been rumours about young horses in this trade but we did not have concrete evidence until now. As of […]

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 […]

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 […]