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HWAC responds to concerns about horse welfare PDF Print E-mail

Occasionally we receives letters of concern about the welfare of horses and the work being done by HWAC within the animal agriculture and equine industries. This is the response to some of the concerns presented.

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Animal Welfare and Horse Processing Fact Sheet PDF Print E-mail

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada answers questions about horse processing and animal welfare. Horses must be treated humanely and with dignity throughout their life. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the law.

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The unintended consequences of banning horse-slaughter PDF Print E-mail

As a rule, Americans don’t eat horse meat. We dropped the habit after World War II, but 14 percent of the world’s population still has a taste for it. That’s more than one billion people. Should Americans be allowed to serve that market?

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Horse Welfare Wars: When Emotion and Fact Collide PDF Print E-mail

Equine welfare and the growing population of horses needing homes are quickly becoming some of the major challenges that veterinarians face on a daily basis, according to Tom Lenz...

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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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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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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