SLAUGHTERHOUSE SIX

UPDATE:  A former owner of Silky Shark (shown below) writes about Silky and owner responsiblity: http://www.harnesslink.com/www/Article.cgi?ID=97448

Video of Silky Shark racing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYZn9Z6nQgo&list=UUJ9KOO68CfrYa4nmI1d6hwg&index=10&feature=plcp

SLAUGHTERHOUSE  SIX
SIX  STANDARDBREDS  WHO  MET  THEIR  DEATH  IN  A
CANADIAN  SLAUGHTERHOUSE,  JULY 13 & 14, 2011 

Silky Shark days before he was slaughtered

In mid summer of 2011, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) received footage and pictures taken at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation (LPN) slaughterhouse in St-André-Avellin, Quebec.   The subsequent report was compiled by the CHDC in a video/slideshow/report entitled Pasture to Plate:  The True Cost of Canada’s Horsemeat Industry.

It was noted that the accompanying pictures and/or the Equine Information Documents for these horses showed tattoos.  We endeavoured to trace these tattoos; if, in error, these six Standardbreds do not match the tattoo numbers, we apologize to the owners of those Standardbreds.  Three of the six Standardbreds had accompanying pictures, which are reproduced below.  The tattoo numbers are also reproduced below.

 This story is dedicated to those six Standardbreds, unwitting mascots of the reality of the racing industry that continues to dispose and dump their horses into the horrors of the slaughter pipeline, who met their death at LPN on July 13 and 14, 2011 and to all horses over the years who have met their deaths in Canadian, U.S., Mexican and European slaughterhouses.

If anybody can help us fill in the gaps on HURRICANE JEFF, MAJOR BABY, SILKY SHARK, SPILL THE INK, ELITE DIN PACH and PROMISING LUCIA or has any recent racing pictures of them or can add to their life histories, we welcome all information and can be contacted at info@defendhorsescanada.org.  Full discretion guaranteed.

 They were not just “numbers” standing in a kill line.  All of the horses slaughtered at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation in July 2011 had faces and personalities, and most of them would have had names.  Some, such as the beautiful Standardbreds featured in our report “Slaughterhouse 6”, even came to the kill plant with racing histories.  Thanks to anonymous sources, we were able to piece together the lives and the tragic deaths of these six horses.  In their memory, we share their stories with you.

 May their journey be remembered.

 Their story starts here: SLAUGHTERHOUSE SIX

11 comments

  1. Leslie Kuretzky · ·

    So heartbreaking. May they ALL RIP 😦

    1. LINDA BADHAM · ·

      I CAN’T TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS DISGUSTING EVIL BRUTAL SLAUGHTERING OF THE HORSES AND I’M IN THE UK ! HOW GLAD I AM TOO ! PRAYING FOR THE BEAUTIFUL INNOCENT GOD GIVEN CREATURES. X

  2. It is time for the horse industry to wake up and start to deal with the reality that, yes, they are responsible for horse slaughter in Canada. We are ALL responsible for the horse slaughter industry, yet way too many turn their heads and do not want to even think about.
    It is time for you to start viewing what slaughter really is; it is time for you to start feeling; it is time for you to start experiencing what horse slaughter really is. CHDC walks on a daily basis into the stun box, lives and breathes with the ugliness of slaughter every day so that they can educate YOU on the true horror – so that you will protect your horse from it and help save others from it.
    Good responsible horse people need to be a VOICE. Please Remember Them! Please Help Them!
    Speak to your Member of Parliament. Gather signatures in support of Bill C-322. Walk with CHDC and “NO” to horse slaughter.

  3. Debbie Richmond · ·

    As consumers we can send a powerful message to the Canadian government by boycotting any and all products and services from every province until horse slaughter is banned and they verifiably enforce that ban to the public’s satisfaction.

  4. shirley smith · ·

    I agree it has to be so hard on them in those crowded trucks with no food or water and scared to death as they are flight animals it has to be so horrible for them not being able to move and when they fall down can’t get up it is so disgusting beyond words:( About as inhumane and cruel as something can be:( Hopefully we can get SB1176 and HR2966 passed soon and the war on horses will be over. There are so many more humane alternatives and not horse slaughter it will NEVER be humane and all the horses need a second chance at life and to be happy. They are not raised for food:(

  5. shirley smith · ·

    I talked to a butcher today and he said its wrong to slaughter horses. Canada hope you can manage to shut down your horse slaughter plants there:( We sure don’t want them here in the USA again:(

  6. linda badham · ·

    I LIVE NEAR A STABLE WHERE THERES 15 HORSES. I SEE THEM EVERYDAY, WHEN THE WEATHERS REALLY BAD THEY HAVE THEIR COATS ON, THEY ARE STABLED, THEY ARE CARED FOR. I CANNOT IMAGINE HOW OTHERS ARE TREATED DIFFERENT. I KNOW WILD BEAUTIFUL HORSES ARE JUST LIVING, BUT, THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM HORSES THAT BELONG. I WALK PAST THESE HORSES EVERY DAY AND SEE THE LOVELY LIFE THEY HAVE, THEN I THINK OF THE OTHER HORSES WHO ARE DOING WHAT COMES NATURALLY AND THEN END UP BEING TERRIFIED AND PAINFULLY SLAUGHTERED . WHAT DO THEY FEEL, WHAT DO THEY FEAR TILL THEIR LAST BREATH ? IT’S WRONG, IT’S A DISGRACE AND IT’S LIKE SENDING YOUR FRIEND DOWN THE LINE. UNBEARABLE, UNTHINKABLE. WHAT A SICK WORLD TO THINK OF MONEY BEFORE THE BOND THATS THERE BETWEEN AN ANIMAL AND THE HUMAN.

    1. andalvin1962 · ·

      I’ve always wondered how the horses in the death trucks on their way to slaughter must feel when they pass pristine fields with “safe” horses grazing contendely and here they are jammed into a tin coffin, hurting, confused, frightened. It’s sometimes too much to bear.

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