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

Fukushima horse breeder braves high radiation levels to care for animals

WRITTEN BY JUSTIN McCURRY Cross-posted from The Guardian Report Source >> Until March 2011, Tokue Hosokawa had only to peer through the window of his home in Iitate village to confirm that all was well with his 100-year-old family business. The 130 or so horses that once roamed this sprawling farm in Fukushima prefecture have… Continue reading Fukushima horse breeder braves high radiation levels to care for animals

CFIA fails own standards regarding live horse exports

Live transport of horses to slaughter. Digital News Agency Photo.

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION NEWS RELEASE CFIA Fails Again at Enforcing Regulations for Live Horse Exports to Japan CALGARY AB CANADA (Oct. 18, 2012) -- Footage taken of Alberta horses being shipped live to Japan for slaughter shows that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is violating their own standards set forth in the Health… Continue reading CFIA fails own standards regarding live horse exports

Our racehorses are broken America, writes Barry Petchesky

I'll Have Another retired due to swollen left front tendon. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

This article came across my desk as I was watching the video of I'll Have Another running around a paddock, kicking up his heels, at his new home in Japan where he arrived recently to continue his racing career as a Thoroughbred Stallion. Cross-posted from Deadspin WRITTEN BY BARRY PETCHESKY Our horses are sick. Our… Continue reading Our racehorses are broken America, writes Barry Petchesky

Charismatic, Empire Maker, and Silver Charm safe so far in Japan

When we heard about the devastation following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, our first thoughts turned to the suffering of the people there, which received much of the early coverage. Little by little, the impact on Japan's animals started to receive more attention. Among Japan's animal population are American bred Thoroughbred champions… Continue reading Charismatic, Empire Maker, and Silver Charm safe so far in Japan