Look closely at actress Kate Drummond’s Instagram account,  and you’ll see that actress she is wearing a limited edition, Canadian Horse Defence Coalition t-shirt.

Kate is currently starring in Utopia Falls on Hulu and CBC Television Gem.

Fans of the TV show Wynonna Earp will recognize Kate Drummond because she played Agent Lucado.  In addition she’s starred in Being Human and Dark matter.  You may recognize her from Heartland or from video games like Blacklist, Splinter Cell and Tom Clancy’s, the Division.  

Did you know that Kate made a career change from teaching to acting about a decade ago? 

Kate loves inspiring others and to that end she’s been featured on TedxTalks with presentations titled Chasing Dreams and Beginning Again with over 500,000 views!  

“I’m just a girl, sitting in the middle of racks of couture, asking one of them to be the perfect dress 😉💕🙏 Thank you @jordanstewartrvng for the delicious afternoon of dress up, friendship-building and laughs. I am so excited to wear your masterpiece at the CSAs this month.”


"Donation made in honour of our dear beloved friend, Jill, who passed away in Alberta. And to all the other beautiful horses, like my friend Danny, who have blessed our lives. Please help if you can:"

We welcome Donna Weiss as another celebrity supporter!  Donna is an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing the Kim Carnes 1981 hit "Bette Davis Eyes" with Jackie deShannon.  The song won the Grammy for Song of the Year and Record of the Year

Donna guested on Joe Cocker's album Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and has also written songs for Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Cher, Dusty Springfield as well as numerous other artists.

Donna wrote this soul-stirring tribute to a horse she once knew:


There’s a horse in the field by the meadow

And he ran til his front legs were broken

Leaving life in the dust as a token

They shot the earth from his eyes

He stumbled on air he was riding

And screamed though his heartstrings were broken

He took one last look then it happened

He fell like a mountain to heaven

Who we are

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is a  collective of people, and national groups, who have joined forces in order to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in Canada.   As well, the CHDC is lobbying to ban the inhumane transport and export of live horses to other countries for the same purpose.

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.

Our Patron

"I’ll be in touch tomorrow to donate to this important cause. How cruel and unnecessary Horse slaughter is. Modern society was built on the back of the working horse - and this is how we repay them. Classy."

"Canada should be leading the world when it comes to animal welfare— and yet we drop the ball in so many ways. We ship thousands upon thousands of live horses for the overseas meat trade and grotesquely fail with their treatment. Often in tight cages of three or four - for days."

"This is an amazing, important organization... donate if you can. Even a toonie makes a difference."  


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Tamara Goertz
We publish this article with mixed feelings of grief and gratitude, knowing that ending the cruel treatment of horses in this trade was Tamara’s fervent wish while she was alive.
@defendhorsescan #EndLiveHorseShipments

Please plan to join this online event to contact members of Parliament and others regarding live horse exports for #slaughter.
Everything you need has been provided including a sample letter and contact information
@defendhorsescan #EndLiveHorseExports

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