Tag Archives: food safety
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 […]
Montreal Butcher La Maison du Rôti, Roasted for Including Horsemeat and Pork In Their “Beef” Patties.
The original article is written in French. Translated into English. Horse In Beef Patties at La Maison du Rôti PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016 EXCLUSIVE – Can you be certain of what you get when you buy a beef patty? Apparently not. Radio-Canada conducted a test at La maison du rôti, a butcher in the Plateau-Mont-Royal. DNA tests reveal that […]
CFIA Enforcement And Investigation Services Tells Horse Rescuer Nolet That Treating Injured Feral Horse “Not Lawful”
Further to the issue of the CFIA targeting a compassionate horse rescuer who followed logical instincts regarding animal welfare, we are now in possession of the letter that the agency sent to Theresa Nolet. For legal reasons, names of individuals have been blacked out, but it is easy to see how the issue has been […]
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 […]
Attached is an older letter penned by Claude Bouvry back in 2011. We were searching through some of our older documentation and felt that it needed to be published and critiqued. You will note that he refers to the old Bill C-544, which was a pre-requisite to Bill C-322 (and now Bill C-571). The letter comes on […]
This is a slightly older study but very relevant to the issue of live horses shipped from Canada to Japan for meat. This Japanese study (scroll halfway down the PDF document to read) follows the illness of 11 people who consumed horsemeat obtained from a market in Japan, with one incident directly traced to Canada. […]
CHDC’s Request for Financial Support for Horse Protection Iniatives Meets with Disinterest From Horse Associations and Federations
On November 11, 2013, the CHDC wrote a letter to Equine Canada, the provincial horse federations, breed and racing associations, as well as Ontario government agencies and Equine Guelph. The letter provided information on our Horse Protection Initiatives (HPI) program, and asked for collaboration and support in order to expand the HPI program which provides […]
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.
According to an Alberta kill buyer, “the pounds of meat we’re shipping to Europe has been cut in half.” Bruce Flewelling, who sells horses for slaughter, said he was told last week by the facility he sends his animals to that it couldn’t accept any for the time being. Flewelling is known to sell to Bouvry […]
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 […]