Bouvry horse slaughter plant closing for a week

GLOBALNEWS.CA (May 1, 2020 — Another meat processing plant in Alberta has been affected by COVID-19, with one employee at Bouvry Exports testing positive earlier this week.

Bouvry Exports processes a variety of meats, including beef, bison, elk, and horse. Its location just off Highway 3 near Fort Macleod, Alta. processes approximately 1,000 animals each week.

After Global News confirmed the positive case on April 30, residents of the small town voiced concern over a potential spread, not unlike those seen in Brooks and High River.

In response to the worries, Mayor Brent Feyder reassured residents the proper processes have been in place for as long as they’ve needed to be.

Elliot Bouvry, director of operations at the plant, said the facility has decided it will be shutting down for one week starting on May 4. Read full article »

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