May 2016 A review of the live draft horse shipments from Canada to Japan First, a brief history. Back in the 1990s the live draft horse shipments to Japan were primarily made from the U.S. specifically in Washington State. It had become a big business to the Schorno Agri-Business of Yelm Washington who shipped out [...]
Illegal Dumping of Horse Blood An investigation by Twyla Francois showing illegal horse blood dumping in Saskatchewan. This is footage taken at Natural Valley Farms providing evidence of illegal dumping of raw horse blood by tanker trucks onto grain fields that lead directly into the Qu'Appelle River.
In Canada’s vast Prairie provinces lie hundreds of feedlots, many of which hold thousands of horses destined for slaughter. Whether they are cast-off PMU mares and foals, former Mennonite/Amish work horses, breeders’ excess stock, former rodeo horses or from horse dealers through rural auctions, many languish in Alberta feedlots in close proximity to Bouvry Exports, [...]
The CHDC provides evidence of disturbing parallels between the XL Foods contaminated beef recall and conditions inside Canada’s horse slaughter plants.
The True Cost of Canada's Horsemeat Industry In December 2011, the CHDC released a fourth investigative report, "Pasture to Plate" documenting inhumane horse slaughter at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nations in Quebec. This investigation provides compelling evidence that the much touted Equine Identification Document (EID) program put forward by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) invites fraud. The videos below [...]
A Sweeping Undercover Investigation of Canada's Leading Equine Slaughterhouses In late February 2010, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) received hidden camera footage of horse slaughter practices at Viande Richelieu in Quebec and Bouvry Exports in Alberta - the latter known as the largest exporter of horsemeat in North America. The CHDC has compelling proof [...]
This report was prepared for the Carry the Kettle First Nations who were considering re-opening Natural Valley Farms horse slaughter plant in Saskatchewan after government assistance was offered. This CHDC report was instrumental in the Band’s rejection of this business offer.
March 2008 investigative report from the remains pit at Natural Valley Farms, SK slaughter plant. This plant was subsequently closed for environmental and food safety concerns. Warning: very graphic content. View the report here.
Horse Slaughter Investigation Feb to May 2008. This investigation of Natural Valley Farms, Neudorf, Sasketchewan has been conducted for over half a year. The various documentations of the investigation are outlined below. (Please be warned that the content is very graphic.) The full-report Black Beauty Betrayed is available in pdf format here. There are two slideshows with commentary [...]