OEF and Other Provincial Horse Federations Linked to Dubious Pro-Slaughter Horse Group (via CHDC Blog)

Informative post and a must read for horse lovers and advocates in Canada. In October 2008, it was announced by then Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) Vice-President, Gary Yaghdjian, in his article "The Truth About Horse Slaughter in Canada" http://www.horse.on.ca/files/October_2008_WHOA!.pdf , "With the advent of animal activist activity here in Canada, the OEF has been networking with… Continue reading OEF and Other Provincial Horse Federations Linked to Dubious Pro-Slaughter Horse Group (via CHDC Blog)

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

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

Canadian Food Inspection Agency readies for new EU directive on slaughter horses

As a supporter of the Int'l Fund for Horses, you will be aware of the work we have done in the European Union on the issue of horse slaughter. A year ago we began alerting the European Parliament of the fact that horse meat exported from North America to EU member countries where it is… Continue reading Canadian Food Inspection Agency readies for new EU directive on slaughter horses

Memorial held at Natural Meat Plant, Neudorf (CAN)

MEMORIAL AT NATURAL MEAT PLANT, NEUDORF, SASK. CANADA -- In Honor of the More than 100,000 Horses Slaughtered There Twyla Francois of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition organized and conducted a memorial tribute for the more than 100,000 horses brutally slaughtered at a Neudorf abbatoir closed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency this past February.… Continue reading Memorial held at Natural Meat Plant, Neudorf (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)

12 Horses Die in Calgary Trailer Accident (CAN)

By JENNIFER WALTER Reporting on October 20, 2008 Twelve horses died Friday when a stock trailer carrying 44 animals overturned onto the median of a Calgary, Alberta, freeway. The driver, identified by The Canadian Press as Gordon Trach, lost control of the vehicle. He has reportedly been charged with careless driving, failing to produce insurance,… Continue reading 12 Horses Die in Calgary Trailer Accident (CAN)

Group wants ban on horse slaughter (CAN)

By ANGELA HALL, Leader-Post, Thursday, June 12, 2008 ----- The often-controversial practice of sending horses to slaughter has one group calling for a national ban, alleging that operations at a Saskatchewan plant illustrate why the business is "inherently inhumane." The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition says hidden-camera footage taken at the Natural Valley Farms slaughter facility… Continue reading Group wants ban on horse slaughter (CAN)

Animal Angels Canada investigation of Natural Valley Farms

The death and destruction of the innocent lives of horses is laid out in grisly detail by Animal Angels in this report on their investigation of Natural Valley Farms in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is in pdf format, and can be accessed at this link: AA_report_natural_valley_farms_feb_2008.pdf Please be warned there are numerous graphic images contained therein.… Continue reading Animal Angels Canada investigation of Natural Valley Farms