You can help ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption.



The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition encourages the adoption of horses from qualified rescue centres.

If you have an established equine rescue and would like to be included on our list, please contact the CHDC at  We will require references from your veterinarian and farrier.

If you have changed your web site or are no longer rescuing please advise us as soon as possible so that we may remove you from our list and keep it current.  Thanks!

Thank you to Double D Trailers for writing this article about Canadian Horse Defence Coalition [CHDC], in their Horse Rescue Corner.

Horse Harbour Foundation is a sanctuary for neglected, abandoned, and abused horses in Kitsap County, WA

Live and Let Live Farm is a non-profit rescue shelter for horses in Chichester, New Hampshire.


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."  


 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.

Equine Inspired Bracelets

Equine Inspired Bracelets

In these times of uncertainty in so many areas of our lives, it is so inspiring when we see acts of generosity. This is what we at Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) have experienced recently when Tannik’s Keepsakes of Halifax, Nova Scotia contacted us with an...

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Report and Petition for the EU

Report and Petition for the EU

Horse advocates of Canada - please sign this important petition to the European Union and read the damning report about the horse meat trade which includes Canada!  Tens of thousands of horses are cruelly killed in Canadian slaughterhouses every year with their meat...

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