French journalists, Loïc Tanant, Sébastien Lafargue and Félix Briaud released the following report on the French television Envoyé Spécial (uploaded to YouTube on June 20), following the horsemeat scandal that has rocked Europe since January. In this report, they discover a new scandal – the drug issue in horsemeat and the fallibility of the protocols in place for drug traceability.
The journalists’ journey takes them from producers in France where meat is obtained domestically as well as from horse slaughter plants Canada.
In an effort to fully understand how Canadian horsemeat imported into France is sourced, their journey takes them to Canada to slaughter houses Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation, Viande Richelieu slaughterhouse in Massueville, Quebec, the United States and the notorious kill auction, Sugarcreek Livestock Auction in Ohio and to the offices of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) – where they were denied an interview.
We’re pleased that this report contains footage provided by the CHDC as well as correspondence between the CHDC and the CFIA, focusing on the fact that only .42% of horsemeat is tested.
This documentary is in French but the gist of it is not hard to understand.