Horse virus corrals the riding circuit

Rodeos, Competitions and Exhibitions Canceled in Western States as Officials Struggle to Contain the Spread of Infection Cross-posted by the Wall Street Journal Written by STEPHANIE SIMON DENVER—Veterinarians and horse owners across the West are struggling to contain a highly contagious and potentially deadly equine virus that has so far infected at least 34 horses… Continue reading Horse virus corrals the riding circuit

Bouvry’s horse slaughter plant closed for sanitation reasons

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has learned that Bouvry Exports horse slaughter plant in Fort MacLeod, Alberta closed operations on December 3rd to complete renovations related to sanitation. This news is not surpising. It is well documented that horse slaughter operations in Canada and the U.S. have a long history of pollution troubles and… Continue reading Bouvry’s horse slaughter plant closed for sanitation reasons

RCMP say no charges in CHDC horse slaughter investigation

The Calgary Sun reports: Police say no criminal charges will be laid after allegations of animal cruelty were made against a Fort MacLeod horse slaughterhouse. The investigation was launched after RCMP were given video from the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition depicting what they believe to be footage taken at Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd. In the… Continue reading RCMP say no charges in CHDC horse slaughter investigation

CFIA Chief Veterinary Officer responds on CHDC horse slaughter investigation

The following is the full text of a letter written by DR. BRIAN EVANS, Executive Vice President and Chief Veterinary Officer of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. "May 3, 2010 I am writing in response to your correspondence to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regarding the report on the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's website,… Continue reading CFIA Chief Veterinary Officer responds on CHDC horse slaughter investigation

Killer buyer whines about decline in horse meat industry

This article describes Pat Houde as a horse buyer. Houde is. A horse buyer for slaughter plants aka a "killer buyer." Houde doesn't like the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency Equine Identification Document (EID). CFIA crafted the EID in response to the EU directive that horses intended for slaughter must be quarantined 6 months prior… Continue reading Killer buyer whines about decline in horse meat industry

Suspicion surrounds fire at Canadian plant licensed to slaughter horses

A fire last Friday has shut down another Canadian slaughter plant licensed to kill horses. Medallion Meats stopped killing horses last year. The closure of Norval Meats means instead of six, there are now four plants butchering equines in Canada. The leading statement in the report below implies that the plant may have been burned… Continue reading Suspicion surrounds fire at Canadian plant licensed to slaughter horses