On February 7th, the power of networking saved a large herd of horses in B.C. Click here for the compelling story of their rescue, and learn how we can use the same simple strategies to protect at-risk horses in the future.
The CHDC is excited to announce an exciting new initiative to help end horse slaughter and we need YOUR support in order to help launch the Canadian Veterinary Equine Welfare Council (CVEWC). Please go here for details. Download our updated flyer here.
In Canada’s vast Prairie provinces lie hundreds of feedlots, many of which hold thousands of horses destined for slaughter. Whether they are cast-off PMU mares and foals, former Mennonite/Amish work horses, breeders’ excess stock, former rodeo horses or from horse dealers through rural auctions, many languish in Alberta feedlots in close proximity to Bouvry Exports, [...]
The CHDC provides evidence of disturbing parallels between the XL Foods contaminated beef recall and conditions inside Canada’s horse slaughter plants.
The True Cost of Canada's Horsemeat Industry In December 2011, the CHDC released a fourth investigative report, "Pasture to Plate" documenting inhumane horse slaughter at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nations in Quebec. This investigation provides compelling evidence that the much touted Equine Identification Document (EID) program put forward by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) invites fraud. The videos below [...]
A Sweeping Undercover Investigation of Canada's Leading Equine Slaughterhouses In late February 2010, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) received hidden camera footage of horse slaughter practices at Viande Richelieu in Quebec and Bouvry Exports in Alberta - the latter known as the largest exporter of horsemeat in North America. The CHDC has compelling proof [...]
This report was prepared for the Carry the Kettle First Nations who were considering re-opening Natural Valley Farms horse slaughter plant in Saskatchewan after government assistance was offered. This CHDC report was instrumental in the Band’s rejection of this business offer.
March 2008 investigative report from the remains pit at Natural Valley Farms, SK slaughter plant. This plant was subsequently closed for environmental and food safety concerns. Warning: very graphic content. View the report here.
Horse Slaughter Investigation Feb to May 2008. This investigation of Natural Valley Farms, Neudorf, Sasketchewan has been conducted for over half a year. The various documentations of the investigation are outlined below. (Please be warned that the content is very graphic.) The full-report Black Beauty Betrayed is available in pdf format here. There are two slideshows with commentary [...]