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.

A 12 Year-Old’s Thoughts on Slaughter

The CHDC received the following message from a young supporter: “Hi, my name is Camrie. I'm a 12 year old grade 7 girl and I really LOVE what you guys are doing...I think live export and horse slaughter are such a cruel thing and it needs to be stopped! I'm trying to...

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Hope By: Laura Cull My darling Hope was with me for ten and half precious years. When our time together began, I had no idea all the incredible ways she would change my life or all the blessed teachings she would impart on me. She became the apple of my eye, my pride...

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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.