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
SIX STANDARDBREDS WHO MET THEIR DEATH IN A
CANADIAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE, JULY 13 & 14, 2011
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 email@example.com. 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