CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION

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ARTICLES

PRESS KIT:  Canadian Horse Defence Coalition:  What we do, and an overview of the slaughter industry, for Members of the Press.  Digital version. [PDF]  Print version.  [PDF]

AUCTION FLIER: (Talking Points) PDF

Help, my horse is gone:  [PDF]

Did you know about the close ties Canadian equestrian associations have with the slaughter industry?  [PDF]

Where would all the horses go?  Mr. John Hettinger’s thoughtful insight to the big question.  [PDF]

North America’s Century of Shame.  A white paper by Allen Warren of Horse Harbour Foundation.   [PDF]

CHDC Featured in MacLean’s Magazine

CHDC Featured in MacLean’s Magazine

Humanity for Horses Rescue farm in Duncan, Vancouver Island, holds horses that have avoided slaughter (Photograph by Jen Osborne)The CHDC (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)  thanks MacLean's Magazine and author Adrienne Tanner for highlighting the perils of horse...

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Second Recall of Drug Tainted Horse Meat in Canada

Second Recall of Drug Tainted Horse Meat in Canada

Meanwhile the Canadian government is set to... Roll out a five-year, multimillion-dollar ad campaign this summer in the hope that teaching the public how Canadian farms operate and what their standards are will get more people to “buy Canadian.”  - Global News Oh, and...

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Stolen Horse sold for Hamburger

Stolen Horse sold for Hamburger

This story is definitely re-post worthy.  UPDATE BELOW! Marie Bennett writes: This story is a reminder to all of us in Canada who live within a days drive of where slaughter plants are in Alberta, or Quebec, about how easy it would be for any of our horses to be...

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YOU may be eating HORSE without knowing it

YOU may be eating HORSE without knowing it

Why aren’t Canadian food inspectors surprised there’s horse meat in YOUR sausages?  Beware, summer BBQ-ers: there could be horse meat in your pork sausage. Or pork in your beef sausage. Or beef in your chicken sausage. Or chicken (and only chicken) in your turkey...

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Stolen Horses slaughtered for human consumption

Stolen Horses slaughtered for human consumption

“They were family”.  Woman horrified to learn 2 horses were stolen and sold to be slaughtered for human consumption. Read the full story at CTV Kathy O’Reilly says she still feels numb after learning from RCMP Monday that her two beloved horses — reported missing over...

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OUR PATRON

Jann Arden has created a campaign to help in the fight against the live draft horse shipments to Japan.  You can find more info at her web site.  Here you can order various products to show your support for the horses.

"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."  

Please share this site with  friends who own horses but may not be aware of the horse slaughter industry in Canada, with friends who may be taking conjugated equine estrogens for menopause, with doctors who prescribe CEE drugs, and with any friends considering taking their horse to a sale barn or an auction.