Tag Archives: horse cruelty

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.  

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 […]

New Informational HRT Handout For Physicians From Dr. Ray Kellosalmi

Printable PDF version available here. May 10, 2015 Dear Colleague, If you prescribe hormones for menopausal hot flashes please take a minute to read this information. I am a recently retired physician with extensive experience in this practise area for 37 years. I am not getting paid to write this nor have I any connection […]

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 […]

Koreans Triple Horse Slaughter Production

Up until recently, South Korean production of horse meat has been relatively low (relative to other countries and Canada) but according to the Korea Observer, the number of horses slaughter has tripled, up to 1,036 in 2014. The fact that the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs is promoting the consumption of horse […]

Occupational Health & Safety Article On Induced Stress And Other Hazards In Meatpacking Industry

From Occupational Health & Safety Magazine – An analysis of meatpacking facilities and a look at injury statistics, the XL Foods debacle in particular, and the psychological trauma of slaughterhouse work via perpetration-induced traumatic stress (PITS), empathy suppression and the violation of workers’ natural preference against killing. By habitually violating one’s natural preference against killing, […]

Season’s Greetings From The CHDC

As the Year of the Horse comes to a close, the CHDC Directors would once again like to extend our very Best Wishes/Meilleurs Voeux to everyone.  Keep safe and be kind to each other as you celebrate with family and friends.  May you find Joy, Peace and Love throughout the season and into the new […]

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 […]

Canadian Government Does An About-Face On Equine Traceability

On October 9, the Canadian Government announced that they will be spending $7.5 million to develop and implement a national database for tracing all livestock as a tool to improve food safety and bolster trade: Details on the livestock traceability remain sketchy at this time, however it is important to note that equines are included. […]

Photos From Alex Atamanenko’s May 8th Press Conference and Final Push For Our Horses!

As the House of Commons heads to a vote next week on his horse slaughter Bill C-571,  we present you with photos from MP Atamanenko’s Press Conference.  Alex was joined here by CHDC’s Executive Director Sinikka Crosland,  medical and toxicology expert Dr. Ray Kellosalmi,  and US political allies Victoria McCullough and Senator Joseph Abruzzo.  Senator […]