Tag Archives: horse cruelty

Documents for US Loads of Horses Include Four Standardbreds Enrolled in Full Circle Program

The CHDC is making available documents obtained through Access to Information regarding information related to US loads of horses admitted or rejected for immediate slaughter, from September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. One trailer was refused admittance due to a non-ambulatory horse. Various conditions were reported including forty-four horses blind in one eye and […]

Year-End Wrap-Up and 2018 Highlights

Once again, another year has flown by and we’d like to close it off with a compilation of some of the stories that caught our eye and some campaigns that we’ve been working on. Below is a small appetizer of what transpired in 2018.  As 2019 dawns, the fight to eradicate horse slaughter from our […]

Call To Action – Petition to End The Tragedy Of Horse Blood Farms

In our November Newsletter,  the CHDC publicized the disturbing treatment of mares kept on horse blood farms in Argentina and Uruguay.  These farms collect blood from pregnant mares to supply the agricultural industry worldwide with a hormone that regulates and synchronizes the ovulation cycles of pigs, cattle and sheep.  This hormone is known as Pregnant Mare’s […]

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 […]