E-Petition Update

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news, Canadians have been working individually and collectively to mitigate the risk of this terrible virus. From the safety of home practicing self-isolation, you can still do your part to try to stop the air shipment of horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter.

 E-petition 2410 is open for signatures until June 5th, 2020.  An electronic petition (“e-petition”) is used to draw attention to an issue of public interest or concern and to request that the House of Commons, the Government of Canada, a Minister of the Crown, or a Member of the House of Commons take or refrain from some action.

 You may have signed past similar expired e-petitions, but if you haven’t signed this current one, please take a few minutes to make your voice heard!  E-2410 requests that air shipments of horses exported for human consumption be halted, due to the ongoing violation of Canadian and IATA regulations.

 In 2018, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) sued the Canadian Government for violating 2 sections of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) and names the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food as the respondent. 

 In 2019, the case was lost, but the CHDC has appealed.  To help the CHDC with our appeal, you can donate here

 Thank you for your continued support!

 Your friends at the CHDC



"Donation made in honour of our dear beloved friend, Jill, who passed away in Alberta. And to all the other beautiful horses, like my friend Danny, who have blessed our lives. Please help if you can:"

Who we are

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is a  collective of people, and national groups, who have joined forces in order to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in Canada.   As well, the CHDC is lobbying to ban the inhumane transport and export of live horses to other countries for the same purpose.

Nous sommes un collectif de personnes et de groupes nationaux qui ont unis leurs forces afin d’obtenir l’interdiction au Canada de l’abattage des équidés destinés à la consommation humaine, ainsi que de l’exportation de chevaux vivants vers d’autres pays à des fins d’abattage.

Our Patron

"I’ll be in touch tomorrow to donate to this important cause. How cruel and unnecessary Horse slaughter is. Modern society was built on the back of the working horse - and this is how we repay them. Classy."

"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."  


Spirit’s Whisper Ranch

Spirit’s Whisper Ranch

It is with deep gratitude that Spirit’s Whisper Ranch (SWR) extends a huge "Thank You" to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) and Jann Arden’s www.horseshit.ca campaign for their financial donation. This donation assisted with recent, unexpected vet care...

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Earth Arc Rescue and Becca

Earth Arc Rescue and Becca

Earth Arc and Becca In 2010, Becca was one of 38 starving and injured horses the SPCA seized in New Brunswick. Becca was a rack of bones, barely able to stand, with one eye sunken in and infected. Unfortunately, Becca’s eye had to later be surgically removed. The...

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From abandonment to Stardom! This is the story of Barnie.

From abandonment to Stardom! This is the story of Barnie.

When discovered by Silver Willow Rescue it was disclosed that he’d been down for days in the hot sun just laying there waiting to die.    He had a severely injured spine and was left to die after spending his life as a work horse on a Mennonite Farm.  The dead stock...

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Want to contact your MP? You will find all you need here, including a sample letter 👉 https://bit.ly/2ZX57GA
For the horses. 🐎

@defendhorsescan @jannarden @KateDrummond_ @SkyeRyanCHEK @steeletalk @animallawcanada

Canadians- if you haven't signed please consider doing so. This is a government petition, sponsored by MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. @beynate @defendhorsescan
Link to petition e-3187 --->https://bit.ly/2ZVw39H


.@jannarden speaks to @CTVW5 about the practice of exporting live Canadian horses on airplanes to be slaughtered abroad for human consumption. Watch 'Flight Animals' this Saturday at 7 p.m. #ctv #flightanimals

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