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New Footage of Live Horse Shipments to Japan Via Edmonton And Winnipeg Airports

  Since September 2017,  the CHDC has received a large number of  still and video images from Alberta feedlots and airports in Edmonton and Winnipeg showing the gentle draft horses who are caught up in the live shipments for the slaughter trade.  We’ve compiled a video capturing many of these images, which are being made […]

CHDC Publishes New Video – Japanese Equine Feedlots Exposed

In order to publicize the issue of live draft horse shipments from Canada to Japan, CHDC has worked together with the Animal Rights Center, ARCJ.ORG, based in Tokyo, Japan. ARCJ has very generously provided footage of conditions in Japanese feedlots, where both Canadian and American draft horses are routinely transported.  

Consolidated document on live draft horse shipments to Japan

The CHDC has put together a page on our web site documenting the background and current situation regarding the live draft horse shipments to Japan. You can read it here. And, please remember to keep circulating the petition to Atlas Air Cargo who are the primary airline flying these horses to Japan.    

Never before released video footage of a shipment of live draft horses arriving in Japan

As a follow up to our recently released information on the live draft horse shipments out of Calgary, Alberta, we are releasing this footage that has not been in general release until now. This footage was taken in January and March 2015.  In the first segment we see 4 horses being loaded into a crate […]

From The Archives……Claude Bouvry Lobbies MPs and Senators Under Pressure From Anti-Slaughter Bill

Attached is an older letter penned by Claude Bouvry back in 2011.  We were searching through some of our older documentation and felt that it needed to be published and critiqued.  You will note that he refers to the old Bill C-544,  which was a pre-requisite to Bill C-322 (and now Bill C-571).  The letter comes on […]

Sarcosystis Parasite In Horsemeat Shipped From Canada Causes Sickness In Japan

This is a slightly older study but very relevant to the issue of live horses shipped from Canada to Japan for meat. This Japanese study (scroll halfway down the PDF document to read) follows the illness of 11 people who consumed horsemeat obtained from a market in Japan,  with one incident directly traced to Canada.  […]

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 […]

Canada’s Live Exports of Horses for Slaughter – Do Canadians Care

From Heather Clemenceau’s excellent blog: Written By:  Terry Stanislow THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE RANT. IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO READ THIS, PLEASE TAKE THE EXTRA THREE SECONDS AT THE END TO REGISTER YOUR RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION. This video shows Canadian horses – who have been bred and fed for this purpose – being […]

Is anyone home at the CFIA?

We have received several reports that the CFIA is not returning phone calls and is sending out a generic auto response email in regards to recent concerns brought forth over horses being live shipped to Japan for slaughter. Questions are not being answered – the CFIA is, yet again, not taking responsibility for their actions. […]

News Release – CFIA Fails Again at Enforcing Regulations for Live Horse Exports to Japan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CFIA Fails Again at Enforcing Regulations for Live Horse Exports to Japan October 18, 2012, Calgary, AB – Footage taken of Alberta horses being shipped live to Japan for slaughter shows that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is violating their own standards set forth in the Health of Animals Regulations.  The Regulations prohibit […]