Tag Archives: racehorses

Journey to the slaughterhouse

Journey to the slaughterhouse  A Toronto Star investigation has found that Canada’s food inspection system has serious flaws when dealing with the thousands of racehorses sent to slaughter every year that end up on tables in Europe, Asia and even Toronto. The full story can be seen here.

Proof of CFIA Failure

On December 11, 2012, Jack Rodolico of Latitude News reported on the story of Silky Shark, a Standardbred racehorse who was slaughtered and slipped through the system to dinner plates, when his carcass should have been condemned. The CHDC provides evidence of phenylbutazone entering the human food chain in Proof of CFIA Failure. The report […]

Ontario racehorses slaughtered for meat – vet says

An equine veterinarian near Windsor, Ont., says thousands of horses have been slaughtered for meat in the wake of Ontario’s decision to end the Slots at Racetracks Program. Mark Biederman estimates 50 per cent of the province’s nearly 4,000 broodmares have been or will be slaughtered. Please view the complete article at the CBC

CTV London, Ontario story of Standardbred broodmares shipped for meat

CTV London, Ontario, ran a story last week about three older Standardbred broodmares whose owner issued an order to have them shipped to the OLEX auction “for meat”.