ATIs submitted to the CFIA and other government agencies will be listed here. CHDC Releases Ante-Mortem and Post -Mortem Inspection ATI Documents for Bouvry Exports Calgary. ATI #A-2016-00120
Please take a moment to add your signature to our petition to Atlas Air Cargo requesting that they end their part of flying live draft horses to Japan for slaughter!
Please click here to find out about a new e-petition asking the Canadian Parliament to bring forward a bill to end horse slaughter and the live exports of horses for same.
This video shows the slaughter plant in Japan that the majority of the live draft horses' lives end at.
Actions you can take to help the horses. Send a letter to your Member of Parliament! Quick and easy, courtesy of Humane Society International. Or contact your Member of Parliament via this link. Click on his or her name to find their contact information. You can also print off this petition and gather signatures to submit to your MP. Alternatively, [...]
May 2016 A review of the live draft horse shipments from Canada to Japan First, a brief history. Back in the 1990s the live draft horse shipments to Japan were primarily made from the U.S. specifically in Washington State. It had become a big business to the Schorno Agri-Business of Yelm Washington who shipped out [...]
Illegal Dumping of Horse Blood An investigation by Twyla Francois showing illegal horse blood dumping in Saskatchewan. This is footage taken at Natural Valley Farms providing evidence of illegal dumping of raw horse blood by tanker trucks onto grain fields that lead directly into the Qu'Appelle River.
As it is written in the formal decision by the European Commission, Mexico will only be able to ship horsemeat to the EU until January 15, 2015. The ban will then go into effect, but the horsemeat shipped until that date can still be sold within the EU until March 1, 2015. However, Mexico will [...]
CHDC releases in-depth video of slaughter industry in Canada and the U.S. If you are new to the horse slaughter issue this video is intended as an in-depth introduction to the industry in Canada and the U.S. Warning: there are graphic images.
Our new calendar for 2016 is now available. Please go here for details on how to order.
CHDC creates a petition on Change.org to ask that Atlas Air Cargo cease flying draft horses to Japan for slaughter
CHDC ISSUES PRESS RELEASE Ongoing Regulation Violations and CFIA Whitewash Confirmed by Access to Information Documents on Air Transport of Horses for Slaughter ORANGEVILLE, ON, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has discovered gruelling evidence of multiple horse deaths connected to air transport to Japan, and attempts by the Canadian [...]
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.