Tag Archives: japan

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 […]

CHDC Publishes New Video – Japanese Equine Feedlots Exposed

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.  

CHDC News & Notes On AR Conference August 3-6, 2017

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition sent two directors to the Animal Rights Conference in Alexandria VA in August. This event is geared to the vegan community as well as animal welfare and rights.  We wanted to see how equine slaughter would fit into this advocacy. Horses were not represented at all with one exception.  That […]

CHDC Year End Report – 2016

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 […]

Updated! The petition to Atlas Air has been updated with new video footage of the horses

Please go here to add your name to the petition and to view the new footage.

Consolidated document on live draft horse shipments to Japan

The CHDC has put together a page on our web site documenting the background and current situation regarding the live draft horse shipments to Japan. You can read it here. And, please remember to keep circulating the petition to Atlas Air Cargo who are the primary airline flying these horses to Japan.    

New Video Footage Released Showing Canadian Draft Horses at Quarantine Station in Kagoshima, Japan

As a follow up to our August post on the live draft horse shipments out of Calgary, Alberta, new footage of the Kagoshima quarantine station in Japan is now being released. This footage was taken in March 2015.  In the first segment we see video of horses on an Alberta feedlot, followed by footage of horses being […]

Urgent Petition – Insist That Atlas Air End Transport Of Horses To Japan For Slaughter

We don’t know whether Ambassador was born in Canada or the United States.  What we do know is that he was shipped by air to Japan for slaughter earlier this year. Like all foals, his life began in the tender care of his mother whose protective instincts would have prompted her to do anything to […]

Never before released video footage of a shipment of live draft horses arriving in Japan

As a follow up to our recently released information on the live draft horse shipments out of Calgary, Alberta, we are releasing this footage that has not been in general release until now. This footage was taken in January and March 2015.  In the first segment we see 4 horses being loaded into a crate […]

Sarcosystis Parasite In Horsemeat Shipped From Canada Causes Sickness In Japan

This is a slightly older study but very relevant to the issue of live horses shipped from Canada to Japan for meat. This Japanese study (scroll halfway down the PDF document to read) follows the illness of 11 people who consumed horsemeat obtained from a market in Japan,  with one incident directly traced to Canada.  […]