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]

Review of Live Draft Horse Exports from Canada to Japan

Review of Live Draft Horse Exports from Canada to Japan

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...

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Bouvry Exports Loses Major Customer

Bouvry Exports Loses Major Customer

Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail company & supermarket chain has decided to terminate its contract with Bouvry Exports and will no longer buy meat from the Canadian supplier. The decision was made after Migros was confronted again with horrific images from the...

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White Paper by Allen Warren

White Paper by Allen Warren

(Note: Written By Allen Warren, this paper not only proposes a change in the legal status of equine, but also delves into the pre-1990 history of equine slaughter – Jerry Finch, Habitat for Horses)  An argument that horses are not an agricultural product and must...

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Norval Meats Permanent Closure

Norval Meats Permanent Closure

Norval Meats Permanent Closure and Memorial Norval Meats, Ontario’s last horse slaughter plant, has recently been removed from the list of federally inspected plants. In February 2010 a suspicious fire closed the facility, but only in March 2011 was Norval Meats’ name...

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VIDEO: Chambers of Carnage

VIDEO: Chambers of Carnage

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...

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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.