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

CHDC Horse Welfare Workshop 15th Nov (CAN)

On Sunday, November 15th, CHDC Director Shelley Grainger will be conducting a workshop for people to learn and network on horse welfare issues. Topics to be covered include petitioning and meeting with your MP, horse auctions and transportation issues, operating a horse rescue, obtaining non-profit charity status and fund-raising ideas. This afternoon session will take… Continue reading CHDC Horse Welfare Workshop 15th Nov (CAN)

CHDC calls for audit of horse slaughter operations (CAN)

REGINA , April 7 /CNW/ - With the news that the Natural Meat Company (formerly Natural Valley Farms) in Neudorf, Saskatchewan has been shut down by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for food safety concerns, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is calling for a complete audit of Canada 's remaining horse slaughter operations… Continue reading CHDC calls for audit of horse slaughter operations (CAN)

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition: Year in Review 2008 (CAN)

By SINIKKA CROSLAND February 2008 -– The CHDC reports on the sudden growth of horse slaughter in Canada (after closure of the last U.S. plant in 2007). It’s reported that U.S. imports are rising sharply while the number of horses slaughtered in 2007 over 2006 is more than 50% higher, at over 79,000 horses. In… Continue reading Canadian Horse Defence Coalition: Year in Review 2008 (CAN)

CHDC calls Ontario Equestrian Federation out on pro slaughter stance (CAN)

ACTION ALERT! By SINIKKA CROSLAND Executive Director, Canadian Horse Defense Coalition The Truth about the Ontario Equestrian Federation In the October 2008 issue of Whoa!, a quarterly publication by the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF), an objectionable article was published, supporting the horse slaughter industry in Canada. In this article called “The Truth About Horse Slaughter… Continue reading CHDC calls Ontario Equestrian Federation out on pro slaughter stance (CAN)

Happy Birthday Sinikka!

The Int'l Fund for Horses family wishes a vibrant and happy birthday to the irrepressible SINIKKA CROSLAND. ABOUT SINIKKA Sinikka Crosland, a registered nurse who took early retirement in order to work for the welfare of animals, was born in Vancouver, B.C., on this day. By age four, she had discovered the irresistible magnetism of… Continue reading Happy Birthday Sinikka!