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Biosecurity Standard Livestock, Poultry and Deadstock Transportation PDF Print E-mail

Notice to Industry - Government of Canada and Canadian Animal Health Coalition partner to protect Canada's animal resources during transport

Please review the document and provide equine related feedback to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by FRIDAY, 10 MAR 2017

Bills C-322 and C-571 Horse Processing PDF Print E-mail

Movement being brought forward to reintroduce legislation similar to Bill C-322 "An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption)”.  

Survey of awareness, implementation and compliance to the Code of Practice in the Canadian equine industry PDF Print E-mail

The goal for the welfare of horses in Canada begins with an assessment (benchmarking) of the equine industry use of the Code of Practice for equine

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Health Alert PDF Print E-mail

Equine Infections Anemia update

Equine Disease Surveillance & Report PDF Print E-mail

Equine health surveillance is extremely important to: the health and welfare of animals, trade, public health and the ability to move animals with minimal restrictions


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Horse Hauling Course

Our Partners

Statement of Purpose

The communication of accurate information related to the Canadian horse industry to horse owners and the general public.


The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada will:

  1. support the existing education programs of each of its partners
  2. promote humane handling of horses throughout all of their life stages.
  3. inform its constituents and partners of matters and issues related to the welfare of the horse population.
  4. enhance public awareness of matters and issues relating to the welfare of the horse and the horse industry.
  5. strive to network with other organizations who assist the Alliance in the achievement of its purpose and objectives.

Questions and comments may be directed to the Chair Bill desBarres 403.526.1070

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The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada is an alliance of provincial equine organizations and farm animal care groups whose purpose is the dissemination of accurate information related to the Canadian horse industry to horse owners and the general public.

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Bill desBarres
Chair, HWAC