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Equine industry sets animal welfare standard for processing PDF Print E-mail

The Recommended Handling Guidelines and Animal Welfare Assessment Tool for Horses launched November 2010

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Equine Information Document (EID) PDF Print E-mail

As of July 31, 2010, an Equine Information Document (EID) is required for all horses presented at a processing facility in Canada

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Horse Welfare at Processing Plants in Canada PDF Print E-mail

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada responds to allegation from the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition of improper handling and euthanasia of horses at processing facilities

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Monitoring Canadian east-west livestock movements PDF Print E-mail

A traceability initiatives that will reduce the risk for Canadians

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Our Partners

Statement of Purpose

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

Objectives

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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Who are we?

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