CHDC Releases Ante-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspection ATI Documents for Bouvry Exports Ltd.

The following Ante Mortem and Post Mortem Inspection Reports were submitted by establishment #506 Bouvry Exports Ltd., Fort Macleod, Alberta to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the period of January 1- March 30, 2016.  These documents were obtained through an Access-to-Information Request, received on November 16, 2016.

Information requested:

  • Number of horses slaughtered
  • Number of pregnant mares
  • Number of pregnant mares close to term
  • Number of non-ambulatory horses
  • Number of deceased horses
  • Number of horses rejected and reasons
  • Number of condemned horses and reasons
  • Number of horses exhibiting weather related conditions (eg. frostbite)
  • Number of horses with injuries and details
  • Number of Equine Identification Documents with incorrect information and details
  • Number of horses testing positive for drug residue and details- which drug and amount.

In total, 7857 horses were slaughtered during this 89 day period and 2 horses were “Found Dead”.  No ante mortem (before death) condemnations were recorded.

A total of 44 post mortem condemnations were reported for the following reasons:

  • Neoplasm (melanoma) 33
  • Neoplasm  1
  • Bruising  2
  • Serous Atrophy  5
  • Peritonitis 1
  • Edema 1

Information for the number of pregnant mares close to term, non-ambulatory horses, number exhibiting weather related conditions, number of horses with injuries, number of incorrect Equine Information Documents and number of horses testing positive for drug residue was not provided, possibly exempted under Section 17 of the Access to Information Act , as stated in the response letter:

17 SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS

  1. The head of a government institution may refuse to disclose any record requested under this Act that contains information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety of individuals.  1980-81-82-83, c.111, Sch. 1 ”17”

 

 

 

7 comments

  1. Why do they call it the Freedom of Information Act? Must be because the government is free to deny any info requested, using completely bogus reasons. The only individuals whose safety is being threatened are the thousands of equines facing this horrible fate. These killers must laugh their asses off at this lack of enforcement. More likely they’re in bed with the CFIA and don’t even bother reporting this info. Ah Canada, such a progressive, advanced paradise. NOT.

  2. there are more of us for the mustangs then there are of those against and if they want to stay in politics they better vote against slaughter and for the SAFE ACT. ZINKE and his crew of misfits needs to be removed, one way or another. This needs to be stopped in it’s tracks for the sake of saving a species from extinction…

  3. What kind of sick humans work in a place like this. Hope they rot in hell very soon.
    Save our horses. End this horror now.

  4. Why are these horses being slaughtered . I am sick and tired of XXXXXX sick humans.

  5. when will mankind learn to respect all of God’s creations

  6. Huh? The head of a government institution may refuse to disclose any record requested under this Act that contains information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety of individuals. 1980-81-82-83, c.111, Sch. 1 ”17”
    Threaten the safety of individuals???

  7. It looks like the Canadian government chooses to not let the public know how many pregnant mares end up slaughtered. From what I have read the past few years coming from workers in some of the plants describing removing live foals from the slaughtered mare and throwing them in garbage cans this cruelty has never really stopped. It went on in the US for years until the slaughter plants were shut down in 2007. There are politicians here in the US that are wanting to start up slaughter plants again thinking they will get large donations from the plant owners. They won’t make it !

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