Highway to Hell

Crammed into overcrowded trailers and forced to endure grueling conditions in all weather extremes without food, water, or rest.

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Transport Facts

Shameful Laws

Canada’s embarrassing transport laws lag far behind the rest of the Western world. In the European Union, no animal can be transported for longer than eight hours without food or water, but in Canada, these grueling journeys can last for days.

Gruesome Deaths

On transport trucks, many animals die agonizing deaths from heatstroke, dehydration, freezing, suffocation, and severe injury.

Confinement Torture

Road bumps and jostling in transit combined with extreme confinement can cause animals to crush one another, leading to severe, painful injuries or death.

Life-Threatening Temperatures

In freezing temperatures, transport itself can be a death sentence. The trucks offer no protection from frigid temperatures, strong winds, or rain. Animals freeze to the floors of transport trucks.

The Five Freedoms

We support and advocate for policies that at a minimum comply with the universally accepted "Five Freedoms"

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst

    Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor

  • Freedom from discomfort

    Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area

  • Freedom from pain, injury or disease

    Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment

  • Freedom to express normal behaviour

    Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind

  • Freedom from fear and distress

    Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst

    Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor

  • Freedom from discomfort

    Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area

  • Freedom from pain, injury or disease

    Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment

  • Freedom to express normal behaviour

    Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind

  • Freedom from fear and distress

    Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering