Tag Archives: horse slaughter

MP Alexandra Mendès – Long Term Advocate For Improving Transport Regulations

MP Alexandra Mendès (Liberal MP for the riding of Brossard-Saint Lambert, Quebec) stood in the House of Commons to draw attention to one transport hauler for upgrading their transports to ease the trauma to livestock being transported over long distances. Mme Mendès has been active in her role to upgrade Canada’s archaic transport laws for […]

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 […]

Healthy Draft Mare Left for Meat at Auction Due to “Bad Feet”

  These photos depict a draft mare left at the Kawartha Lakes Community Sales Barn in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario on Saturday March 10th.  As you can see,  her feet are in need of farrier care.  The owner of this mare was adamant that she go for meat due to her “terrible feet,”  which appear to […]

Final 2017 Canadian Horse Slaughter Numbers Show Substantial Decline Over 2016

For once horse supporters have something to cheer about. The final statistics for 2017 show a dramatic decline in the number of horses slaughtered in Canada. Overall, the number of horses killed in Canadian slaughter houses is down by 38%, a substantial number. Even the number of draft horses shipped to Japan for slaughter has […]

Announcing: The CHDC Short Story Contest Winners

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition short story contest is over and winners have been selected.  We received heart-warming and inspiring tales of  horse rescue.  Our entrants shared their personal experiences, and their love of horses through their writing.  Picking the best stories was difficult, here are the final standings: First Place:  The Story of Kate […]

Ontario Veterinary College Survey – Attitudes Towards The Unwanted Horse

Dear Supporters: CHDC received this survey from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. pertaining to your personal beliefs about unwanted horses and the actions you believe veterinarians should take to assist their clients with unwanted horses.  Completing this survey will assist third year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students at OVC when writing a paper […]

CHDC Releases ATI Information For Flight-Delayed Shipment of 106 Slaughterbound Horses to Kagoshima

ACCESS TO INFORMATION DOCUMENTS FOR ATLAS AIR CHARTER OF LIVE HORSES FROM THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN On September 12, 2017 an Atlas Air charter flight left the Calgary International Airport carrying 106 horses destined for slaughter to Kagoshima, Japan.  Because there was a significant flight delay, an Access to Information request was […]

CHDC’s Year-End Roundup of Equine News and Newsmakers for 2017

The 2017 Year End Review is a small representative of significant events taking place last year. It has been compiled to remind people what happened last year – some events, as the EU new regulations beginning in March were profound and continue to resonate through the horse slaughter industry.  Other events are equally interesting, perhaps […]

CHDC Releases Freedom of Information Documents on Rejected Slaughter Loads and Kurtenbach Livestock LLC

The following documents are for rejected loads of horses designated for slaughter from the U.S. for a specific time period, June 8-20, 2015.  Three of the rejected loads were enroute to the Bouvry (Bouvry Exports) slaughter plant in Alberta, one enroute to the Bouvry plant in Quebec (Viande Richelieu) and the fifth to Les Viandes […]

Agricultural Tribunal Overrules CFIA Sanction Against Horse Trucker On Appeal

Agricultural journalist Jim Romahn reported on a recent Canada Agricultural Tribunal decision that overturned a CFIA sanction against an American trucker shipping horses to Canada for slaughter.  One horse in this load was determined by a CFIA veterinarian to be unsuitable for transport,  due to lameness.  Subsequently,  the entire load of horses was rejected for import into […]