Tag Archives: EID

LPN Slaughter plant temporary closure

The newspaper La Petite Nation announced the temporary closing of Les Viandes de la Petite Nation (LPN) slaughter plant in Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec.  The slaughterhouse was at the centre of the 2011 Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s investigation entitled ‘Pasture to Plate‘ that showed horrific abuse during the stunning process, the predatory nature of the slaughter industry from auction […]

Questions for Election Candidates

There are many important campaign issues surrounding this election. The following list of suggested candidate questions pertain to equines, and are not intended to be the sole questions asked of candidates.  Please use these as a supplement to any other compelling election issues you may have, and ask candidates to consider equine welfare if they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Misguided Agriculture Critic Sticks Hoof in Mouth

NDP Agriculture Critic, MP Malcolm Allen, lost a lot of credibility on March 31/14 during a House debate on Bill C-571. Except, of course, amongst Conservatives.  That party is teeming with Mindless Minions who seem to tremble in fear at upsetting the status quo. What stares them in the face, even if it’s a serious […]

Equine Canada Writes Surprisingly Uninformed Letter to Bill C-571 Author – Relies on Debunked GAO Report

For the first time,  the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is revealing the content of a letter sent from Equine Canada to MP Alex Atamanenko,  author of the Bill C571,  which was recently read in the House of Commons. In it,  the author of the letter,  EC President Al Patterson,  relies on the now infamous GAO […]

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 […]

Why Canada’s EID Fails To Protect Consumers From Horsemeat

We came across this well-written blog item on Random Slate the other day.  Please read it here. Below, an EID for a 3 year-old Clydesdale who was slaughtered at Les Viande de la Petit Nation in July 2011.

Heartless

From time to time, the investigative team of the CHDC examines the extensive archive of footage that we’ve received over the years from various slaughterhouses. We’d like to draw your attention to footage captured in July 2011 at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation.  In the photographic evidence was a single EID for one horse, a mare. This […]

From Ireland – Operations suspended at Midlands equine slaughter plant

Thursday, 14th March, 2013 6:16pm Operations at an equine slaughter plant in the Midlands have been suspended by the Department of Agriculture.  The suspension of operations at the Ossory Meats abattoir in Banagher, Co Offaly, follows identification checks carried out by the department at the plant on March 8 last, when 25 irregularities were found […]