Tag Archives: horse meat
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 […]
The following Ante Mortem and Post Mortem Inspection Reports were submitted by establishment #506 Bouvry Exports Ltd., Fort Macleod, Alberta to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the period of January 1- March 30, 2016. These documents were obtained through an Access-to-Information Request, received on November 16, 2016. Information requested: Number of horses slaughtered Number […]
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently provided a grant to the Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada in the amount of $83,200. This grant is for the stated purpose of enhancing “the competitiveness of the agriculture industry [in this case, horse meat] by meeting buyer and market demands for assurance. The stream supports developing national assurance systems […]
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.
On July 18th the CFIA announced that they had suspended KML Meat Processors, “due to the company’s inability to design, implement and maintain acceptable written prerequisite programs and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) system, as required by the Meat Inspection Act and Regulations, 1990.” The CFIA goes on to assure readers that “there […]
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 […]
Eurogroup for Animals, a Belgian group that seeks to improve the treatment of animals in the EU, has reported that the CETA trade agreement was approved by the EU parliament (408 votes in favour, 254 against, 33 abstentions). CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is a deal negotiated between the EU and Canada which […]
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 […]
The CHDC has drafted a response to the form letter being sent to advocates from the Party Liaison. If you have received the standard form letter below, please take the time to RESPOND to your MP and enlighten him or her with a response. You may wish to send this response as-is or make your […]
Please go here to add your name to the petition and to view the new footage.