SAY NEIGH.

Stand with Jann Arden and put an end to live export of horses from Canada to foreign countries to be slaughtered for human consumption. 100% of your support goes directly to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition.

SAY NEIGH.

Stand with Jann Arden and put an end to live export of horses from Canada to foreign countries to be slaughtered for human consumption. 100% of your support goes directly to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition.

horseshit [hɔːrs shit] noun/slang

  1. nonsense, lies exaggeration
  2. an utterance registering a complaint
  3. a campaign asking citizens and government to review legislation allowing Canada to export live horses under conditions of duress for human consumption

YEA TO THE NEIGH.

On January 31st, 2024 Bill C-355 passed its first reading in Parliament by a margin of 181-137. What does this mean?

1

Everybody who has contributed their time, voice or money to the HORSESHIT campaign. Thank you. It takes every one of us.

2

The fight is not over. Not even close. 181-137 is a surprisingly narrow margin for what seems like a non-partisan issue. This tells us that not all politicians support our animals, and that there are aspects of the bill that still require attention.

3

Bill C-355 now goes to a second reading where it will be addressed by the Agriculture Committee and the Senate. We all need to keep our voices heard by all decision makers throughout this process.

4

Jann and the HORSESHIT Team are planning to make more noise this Spring. Follow @jannarden, @wendywilliamswatt and @horseshitcanada for details and get your gear ready for the campaign.

SAY NEIGH to live horse export

Where Is My Mind?” by Pixies

Where Is My Mind?” by Pixies

Press Play.

Jann Arden and Wendy Williams Watt - Horseshit Campaign "Shove it up your loophole"
Jann Arden and Wendy Williams Watt
Photo by Maddison Heisler

Canadians are just learning about a breach in our legislation. We’re talking about a legal loophole that permits the transport of live horses in inhumane conditions to foreign countries for human consumption.

Our mission is to STOP this. We are headhunting effective allies in various industries and organizing a strategy designed to enforce accountability on behalf of the horses that have served us throughout history.

This issue has been tabled.

On December 16th, 2021 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued mandate letters to his ministers that would ban the export of live horses for slaughter. This campaign promise resulted in a landslide of supportive voters. Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was expected in good faith to honour this motion.

However, at the end of March 2023, the 36,175 citizens who had signed a petition towards this motion were contacted via email and told this issue has been tabled. That’s government speak for quietly being swept under the rug. Bibeau cites a lengthy list of circumstances she must first consider before the welfare of the horses including “the impacts on producers’ livelihoods.”

Let’s flip the table.

Jann Arden meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Progress.

Jann Arden met privately with PM Justin Trudeau on June 30th, 2023 to discuss this issue. He assured Jann that steps were being taken to follow through on his commitment.

A week before this meeting, MP Tim Louis announced that he will introduce a bill to ban live horse export in Canada. While we are encouraged by this step, there is much work to be done to ensure it passes. This is a bi-partisan issue that the vast majority of Canadians support regardless of their political position. We need your help to ensure that all politicians hear our voices and vote for this bill.

Progress.

Jann Arden met privately with PM Justin Trudeau on June 30th, 2023 to discuss this issue. He assured Jann that steps were being taken to follow through on his commitment.

A week before this meeting, MP Tim Louis announced that he will introduce a bill to ban live horse export in Canada. While we are encouraged by this step, there is much work to be done to ensure it passes. This is a bi-partisan issue that the vast majority of Canadians support regardless of their political position. We need your help to ensure that all politicians hear our voices.

Jann Arden meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Update.

On September 19th, 2023, MP Tim Louis introduced Private Member’s Bill C-355 to ban live horse export. It has the support of PM Justin Trudeau and many other representatives.

However, this is just one issue amongst many in Parliament and our politicians have a wide range of awareness about this issue. We need to double our efforts to make sure there is bipartisan support to vote for this bill. We encourage you to look up the MP in your area and contact them directly in your own words.

Another quick and easy option is to click the button below to fill out a form letter to your MP.

Bill C-355 with Tim Louis and Justin Trudeau

Get Involved.

BOOK A CAMEO

Book a personalized video by Jann Arden on the Cameo app and 100% of the proceeds will go to animal welfare. She’ll sing your Grandma happy birthday or tell your boyfriend it’s not you it’s him.

MAKE A DONATION

Make a one time or recurring donation that goes directly to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, a registered non-profit organization. Click here for more information.

REP OUR MERCH

Wear it. Share it. Tell the world. You will be making a powerful statement and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the CDHC to carry on the fight. Double whammy.
Thanks Bif Naked. ;)

CONTACT THE MINISTER

Contact Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay to ensure he follows through on the promise to ban live horse export.

Solve it.

Puzzling is a Canadian pastime. Because we like to solve problems. In order to create some cash to fight the flight we designed a series of collectible Limited Edition Jann Arden jigsaw puzzles. Start collecting now!

Photography by Maddison Heisler