INVESTIGATIONS

Dead, Decaying, Suffering Horses Found in Feedlot

Dead, Decaying, Suffering Horses Found in Feedlot

Dead, Decaying and Suffering Horses Found in Feedlots International Coalition of Animal Welfare Groups Calls on EU to Stop Imports of Canadian Horsemeat.Orangeville, Ontario: The images are shocking. A dead newborn foal sprawls frozen to the ground while other horses...

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CHDC Report: Behind Closed Doors

CHDC Report: Behind Closed Doors

The CHDC provides evidence of disturbing parallels between the XL Foods contaminated beef recall and conditions inside Canada’s horse slaughter plants. [PDF] A CANADIAN ICON SPEAKS OUT"I’ll be in touch tomorrow to donate to this important cause. How cruel and...

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Pasture to Plate

Pasture to Plate

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...

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Slaughterhouse 6

Slaughterhouse 6

Slaughterhouse Six Six Standardbreds who met their death in a Canadian slaughterhouse in July 2011. In mid summer of 2011, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) received footage and pictures taken at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation (LPN) slaughterhouse in...

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Chambers of Carnage

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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A CHDC Report for Carry the Kettle First Nations

A CHDC Report for Carry the Kettle First Nations

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...

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Illegal Dumping of Horse Blood

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...

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Natural Valley Farms 2008

Natural Valley Farms 2008

In 2008, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) released its first report on the horse slaughter industry in Canada. This report was about the Natural Valley Farms slaughterhouse in Neudorf Saskatchewan.  The report disclosed the many issues surrounding how...

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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 NOTE:

 The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is committed to fulfilling its goals through peaceful and lawful means. Therefore this coalition will neither knowingly, or willfully, participate in, or condone, incite, or promote others to participate in unlawful or non-peaceful activities. Nor will it harass, encourage others to harass, or support those who do.

Please share this site on Social Media, and 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.

Whistle blowers are invited to contact the CHDC regarding violations occurring during horse slaughter or transport to slaughter.  Are you a retired CFIA veterinarian, an ex-slaughter house employee, a transport driver or feedlot operator with knowledge of animal abuse, or other violations? Are you a track veterinarian who has evidence of horses "run" on phenylbutazone or other drugs, and then shipped to slaughter? Anonymity guaranteed!