Canadians: Act now to stop live shipment of horses to Japan for their meat

According to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents obtained by the CHDC and provided to VICE, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) banned shipping draft horses—a breed that can weigh more than a thousand pounds. Canadian Horse Defence Coalition image.

Canada exports thousands of horses each year to Japan, a market where some consumers enjoy the meat as a raw delicacy. According to the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition, in 2020 1,606 horses were live-shipped to Japan for slaughter, down from 2,800 in 2019. This translates to about $11 million in revenue in 2020 and $17… Continue reading Canadians: Act now to stop live shipment of horses to Japan for their meat

Canadian entertainer joins CHDC to end flights of live horses to Japan to be killed for their meat

Blobal News Image. Horses await live ship to Japan to be slaughtered for gourmet meals.

CANADIANS ONLY PLEASESIGN THE LIVE HORSE EXPORT IS HORSESHIT PETITION Dana Gee, reporting for the Vancouver Sun, writes: If you have been following singer/actor/author Jann Arden on social media, you’ve probably seen a picture of her wearing a #HORSESHIT T-shirt. That sartorial statement could, of course, apply to any number of things — especially during these COVID times. But, in this… Continue reading Canadian entertainer joins CHDC to end flights of live horses to Japan to be killed for their meat

Jann Arden among those protesting live export of horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter

Blobal News Image. Horses await live ship to Japan to be slaughtered for gourmet meals.

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden brought star power to a protest at the Calgary International Airport on Tuesday, drawing attention to the export of draft horses to Asia for slaughter as a shipment prepared to depart. Arden called the practice heartbreaking and gut-wrenching, saying the export of live animals has to stop across the board. “We can… Continue reading Jann Arden among those protesting live export of horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter

Slaughterbound horse dies on Korean Air flight from Winnipeg to Japan

An example of raw, sliced horse meat, served in Japan called Basashi.

THE CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION reports: On May 10, 2020 another 114 horses were shipped by air from Canada to Japan for slaughter for human consumption. Through Access to Information (ATI), the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has recently received Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports as well as correspondence regarding this flight and the… Continue reading Slaughterbound horse dies on Korean Air flight from Winnipeg to Japan

Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan

Fresh horse heart meat prepared to be eaten raw, considered a delicacy in Japan.

Japan also want live horses exported for meat THE ASTANA TIMES reports on 15 Jul. 2020: Kazakhstan will begin exporting horse meat to Japan, according to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry’s press service.  “A huge amount of preparatory work made it possible for Kazakh horse meat to enter a new market. To boost export potential, in… Continue reading Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan

Canada is a go-to source of horsemeat. These activists are trying to change that.

According to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents obtained by the CHDC and provided to VICE, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) banned shipping draft horses—a breed that can weigh more than a thousand pounds. Canadian Horse Defence Coalition image.

MACLEANS CANADA reports: The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is waging a court battle to end Canada’s role as an exporter of live horses and frozen horsemeat for human consumption By Adrienne Tanner | March 30, 2020 Shannon Mann sat in the woods, well supplied with food, toilet paper and her video camera, waiting for the trucks… Continue reading Canada is a go-to source of horsemeat. These activists are trying to change that.

California Chrome is off to Japan

California Chrome

The news that California Chrome is being sent to Japan sends chills up and down our collective spines. In 2002 Kentucky Derby winner (1986) and Breeders' Cup Classic winner (1987) Ferdinand was killed in a slaughterhouse in Japan. When he began to fail at stud, that's how they disposed of him. No shipping him back home.… Continue reading California Chrome is off to Japan

Tracking Canada’s horse slaughter trade from Alberta to Japan

HORSE SLAUGHTER. Source Article: VICE. By Anna Brooks (June 15, 2017) — Walking through the Calgary International Airport, you'll pass a bronze statue of wild horses running. Entitled "Breakaway," the immortalized horses were intended to be a metaphor for Calgary's spirit and strength. But there's another story of horses at the Calgary airport, a story some… Continue reading Tracking Canada’s horse slaughter trade from Alberta to Japan

Horses are still being shipped live from Canada to Japan to make specialty sashimi

Belgian horses tagged for slaughter for human consumption await export from Canada. Google image.

CANADA (Horse Slaughter) — The Dodo reports that horses are still being shipped live from Canada to Japan to make specialty sashimi. Almost every week — from Edmonton and Calgary airports in Alberta and the Winnipeg airport in Manitoba — unwanted horses are packed into crates and flown across the ocean. They land in Japan, one… Continue reading Horses are still being shipped live from Canada to Japan to make specialty sashimi

Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016

Horses held in a pen awaiting export for slaughter to Mexico. Photo by Kathy Milani for HSUS.

(Updated 9:57 pm). The Horse Fund's "Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016" has arrived. We have sections on how slaughter is impacting the lives of the horses in North America. We have sections on regulation, legislation and what drives it all — the human appetite for horse meat, and those willing to supply it legally… Continue reading Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016