Tag Archives: horsemeat
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.
This clip from a video on YouTube shows a hard landing of an Atlas Air Cargo 747. This aircraft did not have horses on it but how would the horses in the crates react to this landing? How would this impact horses who are already overweight, having their weight slammed down onto their legs? If […]
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 […]
Montreal Butcher La Maison du Rôti, Roasted for Including Horsemeat and Pork In Their “Beef” Patties.
The original article is written in French. Translated into English. Horse In Beef Patties at La Maison du Rôti PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016 EXCLUSIVE – Can you be certain of what you get when you buy a beef patty? Apparently not. Radio-Canada conducted a test at La maison du rôti, a butcher in the Plateau-Mont-Royal. DNA tests reveal that […]
Humane Society International/Canada campaigners make a complaint against Viande Richelieu’s claims Humane Society International/Canada In a formal complaint made against Viande Richelieu, a horse slaughter facility located in Massueville, Quebec, campaigners with Humane Society International/Canada are requesting an investigation into the company’s claims concerning the source, quality and safety of its horsemeat products. Please continue […]