Canadian Horse Defence Coalition

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Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter

The results of a recent poll show that two-thirds of Canadians are opposed to the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption.

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Canadian Government Sued Over Transport of Horses for Meat

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding violations of sections of the Health of Animals Regulations.

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Lawsuit Claims Horses Exported for Slaughter are Being Mishandled

In a new lawsuit, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition alleges that the CFIA is breaking its own rules when transporting horses by air for slaughter.

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Equine Canada Responds to Bill C-571

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition revealed, the content of a letter sent from Equine Canada to MP Alex Atamanenko, author of the Bill C-571

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Bill C-571 Seeks to Amend Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act

On March 31, 2014, the private member’s bill C-571, introduced by Alex Atamanenko, MP (BC Southern Interior), underwent a second reading at Parliament. The bill seeks an amendment to the Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act,...

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US Horses are Being Accepted at Canadian Slaughter Plants Again

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition just posted the following message on their blog: There have been conflicting reports throughout the day, but it is apparent now that US horses are being accepted again at Canadian slaughter plants. When we have...

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Canadian Slaughter Plants Refuse US Horses

US horses are no longer being accepted by Canadian horse slaughter plants, according to multiple sources. The Shipshewana auction in Indiana confirmed reports that they have discontinued loose (slaughter) horse sales for an indefinite period of time.

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Open Letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

An Open Letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency March 13, 2012 Dr. Martin Appelt National Manager Meat Programs Division Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1400 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON  K1A 0Y9 Dear Dr. Appelt: In view of Dr. Brian Evans’...

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