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Quebec abattoir that slaughters horses temporarily closes

UPDATE: The CHDC has learned from a valuable source that Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation horse slaughter plant (LPN) resumed operations on Thursday, February 23rd.

According to the source, LPN has now modified the plant to enable the use of a rifle instead of a captive bolt gun to stun horses and “obtain better results”. Read more >>

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Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation Inc. slaughter house in Quebec has been temporarily closed, with inspections and audits being conducted at the plant by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

La Petite-Nation (LPN) was the subject of the December 2011 investigative report by the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) entitled “Pasture to Plate: The True Cost of Canada’s Horsemeat Industry” (

The report cites numerous violations under Canada’s Meat Inspection Act, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) animal welfare standards, cruelty violations, as well as reveals a flawed Equine Identification Documents system. LPN is one of two plants operating in Quebec, and one of four plants operating in Canada.


3 thoughts on “Quebec abattoir that slaughters horses temporarily closes”

  1. Hit it where it hurts, this industry is all about GREED and MONEY and MONEY. Can only hope this is just one of many that will have to be shut down. Sometimes Justice comes in different ways…..if those blood soaked walls could talk.

    May there be much more financial ruin, devastation, bankruptcy, and any other financial means that shuts them down forever. Slaughtering our horses is about cruelty, fear, abuse, suffering, trauma, being dismembered while they are still alive….may every slaughter facility, killer buyer, people that abuse them, meet the same financial ruin.


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