CTV Ottawa reports on slaughter video

Disturbing video sparks pressure to ban horse meat

Updated: Wed Dec. 21 2011 4:29:09 PM

Horse 31 Day 1 Belgian Mare


Animal rights groups are calling for a ban on the sale of horse meat after disturbing video at a slaughterhouse in west Quebec was sent to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition.

 The footage was shot with a hidden camera inside Les Viandes de la Petite Nation near Montebello. It shows a parade of horses being stunned with what’s called a captive bolt pistol.

 At one point, a worker can be seen stunning a horse and waving goodbye. Under Canadian laws, one shot is supposed to render the horse unconscious but it often doesn’t happen. Captured on video, is one horse being stunned 11 times.

 “What we do here is legal and supervised by the Canadian government,” said the company’s general manager.





    The stupidity of the manager is obvious, how can he claim what they do is supervised when video clearly confirms inhumane slaughter that was not supervised by a C.F.I.A. inspector , OR MAYBE IT WAS. The political hack who heads the C.F,I.A and the head of food safety are obviously beyond reproach, the contempt and arrogance of them towards the PUBLIC and their claim for animal welfare is disgraceful. That what happens when a dictator is appointed to a dept. who is an expert at espousing spin and mistruths.


    this is a govt. who responds to overwhelming public opinion that is clear STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER with contempt and arrogance. They are seen by the U.S. PUBLIC as nothing but ipportunistic.. Lets see we have horse slaughter, Chinese fur still being imported to Canada when the rest of CIVILIZED Govts. banned it. Hurry hide the family pets, as they are not beyond accomaditing what they see as a market in that area overseas as well. Try writing an M.P. about this, asking that they reply to you DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH YOU WILL TURN BLUE.
    Out of sight ,out of mind is no longer an option.

  3. Patricia Simpkin · ·

    The major probem, after the slaughter or course, is the continuous breeding of these beatifull animals. They can live 30 years, do you have the ability to provide, accomidations. feed, training, vet bills, and a respectable death to just one horse? There are thousancs born every year for the race horse industry, just for pleasure, or maybe just a mistake. As for the individual who has the capasity to carry out the operation and the cold blooded assault on a creature that has done nothing but serve a human, WHO RAISED YOU? There is another topic should all people be allowed to produce offspring?

  4. “What we do here is legal and supervised by the Canadian government”.
    Wow, how comforting. The inspector stands there and does nothing. Sick.

    All kinds of cruelty is legal in this country. What a pathetic rebuttal by the “plant manager”.

    1. All of you are sick in nature, or maybe you dont have enough brain to find a better job, i feel sorry for workers who have become num to the fact of the pain they are putting the horse thru. I cant believe the canada govt stoops this low as well. God is watching you all.

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