The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
We are 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 same purpose.
Coalition Canadienne pour la Défense des Chevaux
Nous sommes un collectif de personnes et de groupes nationaux qui ont unis leurs forces afin d’obtenir l’interdiction au Canada de l’abattage des équidés destinés à la consommation humaine, ainsi que de l’exportation de chevaux vivants vers d’autres pays à des fins d’abattage.
Bill C-571 – UPDATE
NDP MP Alex Atamanenko presented Bill C-571 for second reading in Parliament on March 31st, 2014.
Several MPs rose to speak on the Bill. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some MPs appear to be oblivious to the dangers of eating horsemeat and continue to deny that there are any problems with the horse slaughter industry.
Please go here to contact your MP to show your support for Bill C-571.
Bill C-571 replaces Bill C-322
To learn more about this important change, please click here.
Click here to view a video showing draft horses going from a feedlot to Calgary airport for transport to Japan for slaughter.
Below is a report showing the Alberta feedlots where the majority of these Japan bound draft horses come from: