Tag Archives: horse slaughter

New Letter From Ag. Minister Reveals Industry Funding for “Humane” Horse Slaughter Industry

Dear Friends and Supporters, We received the following letter from Ainslie Willock, who recently wrote to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture.  This letter adheres to the standard formulaic response about horse slaughter being “humane” and an issue that the Government of Canada “takes very seriously.”  Also in this […]

Final Death Knell for Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in Quebec? Slaughterhouse May Finally Go Out-Of-Business

The following article appeared on the French language website “La Terre” and forecasts the further decline of the former horse slaughterhouse Les Viandes de la Petite Nation in Quebec.  After LPN  issued a statement in 2017 declaring a moratorium on horse slaughter due to imposed EU holding regulations, its continued operations seemed unlikely, since their […]

Feedlot video confirms young Belgian and Percheron horses in the Japan trade

The CHDC recently received footage from the Summerview feedlot in Alberta.  This video showed a large number of young Belgian and Percheron draft horses.  They are the breeds of choice for the Japanese market.  There have been rumours about young horses in this trade but we did not have concrete evidence until now. As of […]

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 […]

Report on “Animals and Us” Conference – University of Windsor, October 11-13

The following was written by Paola di Paolo, student at Athabasca University and Animals and Us Conference presenter.  The conference was organized by the Animal and Interpersonal Abuse Research Group (AIPARG) and was held at the University of Windsor from October 11–13, 2018. The conference was well organized, interesting, welcoming of all views, diverse, and free as […]

October 12th Bouvry Protest Update

On Friday, October 12th, horse advocates held a protest at the Bouvry horse slaughter plant just outside of Fort Macleod. Even though the weather was unfavourable, a small number of dedicated anti-slaughter supporters were able to attend and get the message out!  Through 120 kph winds, they stood their ground, holding placards high with pride. […]

E-Petition 1699 Now Closed With 8,688 Signatures

E-petition 1699 to halt live horse shipments to Japan for slaughter, closed for signatures 120 days after being initiated by the CHDC’s Shelley Grainger. In that time, 8,688 signatures were gathered – a significant number!  Thanks to everyone who added their name to it. The Canadian government now has 45 days to table a response.  […]

Update On The Slaughter Trade – September 2018

Part 1 – American Businesses Trump Canadian Values In 2003 Schorno-Agri Business of Yelm Washington purchased the Summerview feedlot in Brocket Alberta. This feedlot has been profiled many times by many groups.  Around 2016 Schorno sold the feedlot to the Livingstone Hutterite Colony who assured advocates that they would not be using the feedlot to […]

Please Help The CHDC Increase Awareness Of Horse Slaughter In The Media

Dear Supporters, This new ad is scheduled to appear in the October/November edition of Equine Wellness Magazine. Would you like to see more of these ads appear in horse-related print publications and other mainstream media? If so, please help us by donating so we can create more awareness of the horse slaughter industry in Canada. […]

The Hidden Horses at a Rural Auction

The following is a recounting of a recent experience at an auction in Ontario,  as seen through the eyes of a supporter: It’s 2:30pm.  The horses go through the auction ring sometime around 3:30, but exactly when the horses are put through depends on the number of animals at the sales barn.   I drive up […]