Tag Archives: Europe

LPN Slaughter plant temporary closure

The newspaper La Petite Nation announced the temporary closing of Les Viandes de la Petite Nation (LPN) slaughter plant in Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec.  The slaughterhouse was at the centre of the 2011 Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s investigation entitled ‘Pasture to Plate‘ that showed horrific abuse during the stunning process, the predatory nature of the slaughter industry from auction […]

Koreans Triple Horse Slaughter Production

Up until recently, South Korean production of horse meat has been relatively low (relative to other countries and Canada) but according to the Korea Observer, the number of horses slaughter has tripled, up to 1,036 in 2014. The fact that the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs is promoting the consumption of horse […]

Traces of horse drug found in British beef

Fromt the New York Times By STEPHEN CASTLE Published: April 10, 2013 LONDON — After disappearing briefly from public view, the scandal over horse meat sold as beef re-emerged on Wednesday with an alert over 50,000 tons of meat sold across Europe and an earlier recall of a product in Britain containing a veterinary drug […]

Canadians see horse sales lag in wake of European scandal

From:  The Western Producer – Barb Glen – March 11, 2013 The price for slaughter horses in Alberta has been cut in half by recent discoveries in Europe that beef has been combined with horsemeat in some European plants and products. Bruce Flewelling, an auctioneer who buys and sells horses for slaughter, said prices are […]

The Source of Horse: A Shadowy Market Ripe for Exploitation

British Author Susanna Forrest on the Horsemeat Scandal in Europe Europe’s horsemeat scandal is the product of our quest to source cheap red meat for the working man. It casts light on the often shadowy equine trade across Europe and how horses have become victims of changing times and the economic crisis. Please read the […]

Horsemeat scandal sparks rise in sales of vegetarian alternatives

Contrary to the media claiming that more people are eating dangerous horsemeat, this came in from the UK: Quorn, the UK’s biggest vegetarian ready-meal brand, is among firms reporting sales growth in February. Britons are increasingly turning to vegetarian alternatives amid concerns sparked by the horsemeat scandal, according to food producers. Quorn, the UK’s biggest […]

Vets call for action in new horsemeat scandal

Feb 24, 2013 – 13:02 Swiss veterinary authorities say they will take action to prevent the import of horsemeat produced under cruel conditions. The statement comes after the broadcasting of footage showing foreign horses being mistreated prior to their slaughter. Please continue reading here.

Horsemeat: Dark dealings of Europe’s cruelest trade

Horses sold for meat at a night-time fair in Poland are being transported across Europe in a trade that has suspected links to organized crime. By Claire Duffin, in Skaryszew Feb 24, 2013 It is minus 6C and the tea is laced with vodka.  Handfuls of notes are being carefully counted and Piotr is leaving […]

Animal Welfare Foundation/Tierschutzbund & Animals’ Angels release important reports on North America’s slaughter industry

Several months ago, the CHDC was privileged to provide video evidence and other information to Tierschutzbund/Animal Welfare Foundation (Switzerland) and Animals’ Angels (USA), in order to assist them with compiling their hard-hitting, recently released investigative report focusing on slaughter-bound horses from the US and Canada. Tierschutzbund has released their video report which was broadcast on […]