Tag Archives: horse welfare

400 Emaciated, Dying, and Dead Horses In Argentina Prompts Call for Suspension of Horsemeat Trade

Dear Supporters, Please share this video provided by our  partners Tierschutzbund and The Animal Welfare Foundation, which depicts the cruelty inflicted on approximately 400 emaciated, dying, and dead horses observed on a pasture near Buenos Aires.  This pasture is a source of horses used to supply horsemeat to EU-approved slaughterhouses. TSB/AWF and the Eurogroup for […]

Ask a Simple Question, Get a Convoluted Answer

What is it with government, that a simple question cannot be addressed with a straightforward and truthful response?  Please see the e-mail string below. How easy it would be to say yes or no to the question asked by a concerned citizen. The welfare of horses depends on honest answers, not platitudes about humane treatment! […]

We Get Mail – A Reader Addresses the “Detestable Business of Slaughtering Horses”

From time to time we publish letters written by horse advocates.  They may be letters to the editor, or an op-ed piece,  or like the letter we received from Joe Muff of Whitehorse, Yukon, they convey shock and dismay at the discovery of the horse slaughter industry in Canada.  Here’s Joe’s letter to us: “Canadian […]

Dead, Decaying and Suffering Horses Found in Feedlots

  For Immediate Release June 12, 2019 Dead, Decaying and Suffering Horses Found in Feedlots International Coalition of Animal Welfare Groups Calls on EU to Stop Imports of Canadian Horsemeat Orangeville, Ontario: The images are shocking. A dead newborn foal sprawls frozen to the ground while other horses attempt to revive the small carcass. Chewed […]

ATI DOCUMENTS REVEAL DOWNED HORSE EUTHANIZED AT CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEFORE JAPAN FLIGHT

  On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 one hundred eleven horses were conveyed by trucks to the Calgary International Airport where they were loaded in crates to await transport to Japan the following day.  After a 2+ hour delay, the Korean Air Cargo 747 finally departed at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 with 109 […]

Sign New E-Petition to Halt Air Shipments of Horses to East Asia for Slaughter

The CHDC’s Eastern Region Director, Shelley Grainger, has started E-Petition 2037 for Citizens of Canada to call upon the House of Commons in Parliament to halt air shipments of horses exported for human consumption, due to the ongoing violation of Canadian and IATA regulations. Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, representing Beaches/East York, Ontario, is e-2037‘s sponsor. […]

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Releases ATI Documents for Charters of Horses From Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg in 2018

  The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Releases ATI Documents for Charters of Horses From Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg  Live horses continued to be transported from several Canadian airports to Japan for slaughter in 2018.  Documents obtained following an Access to Information request to the Canadian Transportation Agency reveal Atlas Air as the carrier for five […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]