Tag Archives: HWAC

HWAC and CQHA, Unhappy About Anti-Slaughter Bills, Write Letters of Protest to Ag-Canada

It’s clear that the pro-slaughter Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada (HWAC) and the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) read the CHDC blog,  because they’ve recently sent two letters to the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, P.C, MP, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in an apparent urgent state of mind, to persuade the Liberal government to reject […]

New Advocate Against Horse Slaughter? Start Here….

Overview and Brief History of Horse Slaughter in Canada (for newcomers to the advocacy movement) The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is a collective of people and national groups that have joined forces in order to ban the slaughter of equines for human consumption in Canada, as well as the export of live horses to other countries for the […]

Gerry Ritz Introduces New Trace Canada Database As Improvement to “Global Export Markets”

The CHDC has great supporters!  In a email response to an anti-slaughter advocate,  Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz gives a clear foreshadowing of the path for horse slaughter traceability in Canada in the near future.  Note the involvement of the Horse “Welfare” Alliance of Canada in this scheme…. Please feel free to discuss the subject matter […]

UPDATE – Have the Tentacles of Horse Slaughter Touched the Set of Heartland?

June 19, 2014 In the July/August 2014 issue of Horse-Canada magazine it’s reported that John Scott Productions is no longer wrangler for the TV show Heartland. Posted on March 1, 2013 by heatherclemenceau After a night of careful deliberation and a rigorous boxing match between each direction of my moral compass, I’ve finally decided to […]

A chance for you to tell the Provincial horse councils and federations to do the right thing

In the past, the CHDC has questioned why the various provincial councils, equine federations and breed associations aren’t doing more to help horses so we were pleased to see that others are questioning this too. Below is information on a petition to ask these groups to change the distribution of membership dues to help horses. […]

Opinion Blog – A Response to No Government Response

The Silence is Deafening by Shelley Grainger Why is it when the Canadian government and horse agriculture (ie. slaughter) industry is called upon for answers, their silence is the only thing heard? When presented with evidence of lies, deceit and corruption, as brought forward in the Toronto Star’s March 30th Star investigation: Ottawa refuses to […]

Auction set after rescue of starving horses

Go here to read pro-slaughter statements made by Bill desBarres of HWAC regarding horses as a protein source contained in this article.  Please further note that numerous provincial equine federations are members of HWAC.  Therefore, this raises the question – do fees paid by individual members of these federations support the use of equines for the production of horsemeat?

Have the Tentacles of Horse Slaughter Touched the Set of Heartland?

Posted on March 1, 2013 by heatherclemenceau After a night of careful deliberation and a rigorous boxing match between each direction of my moral compass, I’ve finally decided to write about this issue.  I’ve written about Alberta a few times before – Canadian slaughterphile and HWAC Chair Bill DesBarres, the Calgary Stampede, and our anti-slaughter […]

Pro-Slaughter Group Attempts to Cash In on Horse Traceability Program While Canada Falters on its Deadline

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) Reports on Canada’s Equine Traceability Program Introduction Canada’s federal government and national livestock producer organizations have created the Canadian Livestock Identification Agency.  Equine Canada was responsible for developing an equine-specific program (CanEQUID) to satisfy federal government requirements for identification and traceability for equines, and was represented on the Board of Directors. This paper addresses […]