Excellent resource for folks that are new to this issue and want to help our equines. Thank you!
The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is a collective of people and national groups that have joined forces in order to ban the slaughter of equines for human consumption in Canada, as well as the export of live horses to other countries for the same purpose. The slaughter industry is a predatory one; from the time the horse is acquired by a “kill buyer,” he or she is “meat on the hoof” and is treated as a mere commodity. Travel to slaughterhouses may take days without food or water, followed by an often painful and slow death by captive bolt or .22 rifle. The CHDC has reported, in four investigative reports conducted over several years, that rampant cruelty is endemic in Canadian horse slaughter plants.
In addition, the horses that enter the…
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