Ongoing Violations and CFIA Whitewash Confirmed on Air Transport of Horses for Slaughter

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION PRESS RELEASE ORANGEVILLE, ON, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has discovered gruelling evidence of multiple horse deaths connected to air transport to Japan, and attempts by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to cover up the truth. Access to Information (ATI) documents reveal that three… Continue reading Ongoing Violations and CFIA Whitewash Confirmed on Air Transport of Horses for Slaughter

Canada’s horse slaughter industry under fire

Horse meat cuts painted on a live, grazing horse.

Well, here we go again. More slings and arrows at Canada's horse slaughter industry. Maybe this time it will actually do some damage. No doubt Canada's horse slaughter industry is rife with problems. Last year, a Canadian Food Inspection Agency employee muttered to Tuesday's Horse that they do not have the budget to see that… Continue reading Canada’s horse slaughter industry under fire

Star investigation: Ottawa refuses to say whether drug-tainted horse meat entered food chain

As Tuesday's Horse readers will be well aware, we have been preaching this for some time: Canadian racehorses receive banned drugs throughout their lifetimes and are ineligible for slaughter. (See for example, Thousands of racehorses face slaughter: Not so fast Canada). This issue has now become the target of a comprehensive Star Investigation. Here is… Continue reading Star investigation: Ottawa refuses to say whether drug-tainted horse meat entered food chain

Canadian racing mares sold to slaughter (video)

Standardbred Mare and Foal. Google image.

It is a sorry, shameless business when cutthroat owners send their horses to slaughter because they feel they are no longer economically viable. Reports state that the reason this is taking place is a portion of revenue from the slots that helps keep horse racing going in Canada is to be taken away from the… Continue reading Canadian racing mares sold to slaughter (video)

Road to slaughter in Canada re-opens for US horses

Trailered Slaughter Horse. Google image.

While the reasons given are many and varied for Canadian slaughter plants rejecting U.S. horses last Friday that came suddenly and with no warning, today the road to slaughter re-opened. Clearly the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption will continue in Canada and Mexico where thousands are killed for their meat each week. On… Continue reading Road to slaughter in Canada re-opens for US horses

U.S. slaughter horses caught in bureaucratic limbo

Slaughter tools. Google image.

Reportedly for the moment Canadian horse slaughter plants are not accepting U.S. horses for slaughter for human consumption, leaving these horses in bureaucratic limbo while we await announcements from the European Commission (EC), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some buyers for horse slaughter plants initially intended to return… Continue reading U.S. slaughter horses caught in bureaucratic limbo

Horse meat: A delicacy to die for?

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION PRESS RELEASE Orangeville, Ontario (Aug. 22, 2012) -- On July 9, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to an Ohio feedlot operator who sells horses for slaughter. The man was duly reprimanded for selling a drug-tainted thoroughbred horse to a Canadian slaughterhouse. Evidently, the Canadian Food… Continue reading Horse meat: A delicacy to die for?

Recent test shows Canada sending toxic horse meat to Europeans but on it goes

Trailered Slaughter Horse. Google image.

Updated. Horse advocates have long warned that toxic horse meat from slaughtered American and Canadian horses is ending up on the dinner tables of Europe. In February 2010 a peer reviewed scientific study entitled "Bute and Slaughter Horses Toxicology Study" (pdf) branded USDA studies asserting U.S. and Canadian horse meat as chemically harmless as bogus.… Continue reading Recent test shows Canada sending toxic horse meat to Europeans but on it goes

An end to Canada’s horse slaughter industry in sight?

Package of horse meat, Switzerland, likely full of yummy cancerous toxins.

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Press Release ORANGEVILLE, Ontario -- On May 31, 2012, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) released its report “CFIA and the Art of Evasion” in response to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s deflection tactics to questions concerning the welfare of horses in Canada’s horse slaughter plants, as well as the safety… Continue reading An end to Canada’s horse slaughter industry in sight?

Quebec abattoir that slaughters horses temporarily closes

Canadian Flag

UPDATE: The CHDC has learned from a valuable source that Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation horse slaughter plant (LPN) resumed operations on Thursday, February 23rd. According to the source, LPN has now modified the plant to enable the use of a rifle instead of a captive bolt gun to stun horses and “obtain better results”.… Continue reading Quebec abattoir that slaughters horses temporarily closes