CHDC releases fourth investigation into inhumane horse slaughter practices in Canada

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) presents a fourth investigation documenting inhumane horse slaughter at a Quebec slaughterhouse and provides compelling evidence that the much touted Equine Identification Document (EID) program put forward by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) invites fraud. Despite past reassurances from the CFIA and industry that horse slaughter plant conditions… Continue reading CHDC releases fourth investigation into inhumane horse slaughter practices in Canada

Americans can help support Canadian bill banning horse slaughter

Well, it seems that Americans can help support the Canadian bill tabled (introduced) by MP Alex Atamanenko banning horse slaughter for human consumption. This is very interesting, as members of the U.S. Congress listen to absolutely no one but their constituents, unless they are serving on a Committee considering a piece of legislation. This is… Continue reading Americans can help support Canadian bill banning horse slaughter

Inspectors accused of failing to prevent suffering of horses at slaughterhouses

Animal welfare group video shows horses whipped, struck, poked with electrical prods and hung to bleed while showing signs of consciousness, veterinarian says Cross-posted from the Globe and Mail Written by GLORIA GALLOWAY | 9 June 2010 OTTAWA, CANADA - Horses are routinely slaughtered under poorly controlled conditions at Canadian plants and the Canadian Food… Continue reading Inspectors accused of failing to prevent suffering of horses at slaughterhouses

CHDC calls for review of CFIA management of horse slaughter facilities

CFIA Confronted on Breaking Own Rules as Inhumanity and Dangers of Horse Slaughter Industry Probed Source: Press Release OTTAWA, June 7 /CNW/ - The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) today calls for a thorough performance review of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, while questioning their management role in the monitoring and enforcement of equine slaughterhouses.… Continue reading CHDC calls for review of CFIA management of horse slaughter facilities

Horse slaughter rules violated, video shows

Cross-posted from CBC News - Canada Video secretly filmed this year at two horse abattoirs in Quebec and Alberta reveals what animal-welfare experts say is systematically inhumane treatment, two years after cruel practices at another slaughterhouse were brought to the federal government's attention. Too many horses slipped or fell in the moments before being shot… Continue reading Horse slaughter rules violated, video shows

RCMP say no charges in CHDC horse slaughter investigation

The Calgary Sun reports: Police say no criminal charges will be laid after allegations of animal cruelty were made against a Fort MacLeod horse slaughterhouse. The investigation was launched after RCMP were given video from the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition depicting what they believe to be footage taken at Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd. In the… Continue reading RCMP say no charges in CHDC horse slaughter investigation

Horse Slaughter: Calling all Canadians, contact your MPs

Written by SHELLEY GRAINGER Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Please use this helpful link on the Humane Society International website: http://www.hsicanada.ca/horses/horse_slaughter/ Go to the bottom, under "Take Action" to "Contact Your MP". Simply fill in the fields and your email will be forwarded automatically to your MP. HSI has been successful in working to end the… Continue reading Horse Slaughter: Calling all Canadians, contact your MPs

Alberta horse slaughterhouse probed by RCMP

Hidden camera video also prompts food inspection agency investigation Cross-posted from the CBC A slaughterhouse in Fort Macleod, Alta., owned by a Calgary company is under investigation by the RCMP over allegations that it has been killing horses inhumanely at its facility. Police opened the file after the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition made a complaint… Continue reading Alberta horse slaughterhouse probed by RCMP

Investigation into Canadian slaughterhouses reveals carnage of cruelties

Short Link for this post http://wp.me/p6VVi-2su Source: Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Press Release A Sweeping Undercover Investigation of Canada's Leading Equine Slaughterhouses Horse Welfare Group calls for immediate closure of Canada’s horse slaughter plants Westbank, B.C., March 30, 2010: In late February 2010, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) received hidden camera footage of horse… Continue reading Investigation into Canadian slaughterhouses reveals carnage of cruelties

Why double decker trailers are unsafe for transporting horses

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has put together an excellent report discussing the reasons why double decker trailers are unsafe for transporting horses. Double decker livestock trailers are the traditional means for transporting livestock such as pigs and cattle to and from auctions, and to slaughter. These vehicles are not meant for transporting horses,… Continue reading Why double decker trailers are unsafe for transporting horses