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27 08, 2016


2017-01-12T17:15:59+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Front Page News|

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.

7 08, 2016

Actions you can take to help the horses.

2017-01-12T17:15:59+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Do it Now, Front Page News|

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, [...]

1 06, 2016

A consolidated review of the live draft horse shipments from Canada to Japan

2017-01-12T17:15:59+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Front Page News, Investigations|

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 [...]

31 12, 2015

Illegal Dumping of Horse Blood at Natural Valley Farms

2017-11-10T15:05:45+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Investigations|

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.

31 12, 2015

EU Ban on Horsemeat from Mexico

2017-01-12T17:16:00+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Front Page News|

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 [...]

31 12, 2015

Video of Slaughter Industry in Canada and the U.S.

2017-01-12T17:16:00+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Front Page News|

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.

1 06, 2015

Air Transport of Horses for Slaughter

2017-01-12T17:16:00+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Front Page News|

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 [...]

1 01, 2015

Help launch the Canadian Veterinary Equine Welfare Council (CVEWC)

2015-12-31T18:34:22+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Front Page News|

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.

31 01, 2012

The True Faces of Horse Slaughter in Canada – A View into Alberta’s Horse Feedlots

2017-11-11T14:48:07+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Investigations|

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, [...]

31 12, 2011

Pasture to Plate – Investigation of Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation

2017-11-11T15:02:35+00:00 December 31st, 2011|Investigations|

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 [...]

31 12, 2010

Chambers of Carnage – Investigation of Bouvry Exports & Richelieu Meats

2017-11-11T15:29:53+00:00 December 31st, 2010|Investigations|

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 [...]

31 12, 2009

River Runs Deep – A Report for Carry the Kettle First Nations

2015-12-31T18:34:23+00:00 December 31st, 2009|Investigations|

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.