2008 – Black Beauty Betrayed – Investigation at Natural Valley Farms

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 revealing conditions at the slaughterhouse: Feb 2008 and Apr 2008
  • You can view some of the earlier footage here.
  • Inhumane practices in horse slaughter are unfortunately NOT the exception, but the rule. For a report on the investigation into Quebec’s horse slaughter plant, Richelieu, also investigated by Twyla Francois one year ago, click here.
  • You can watch the CBC’s The National story No Country for Horses archived till June 11, 2009 by going to this webpage
  • Horse Slaughter in Canada! the shortened version of the CBC story which you can view on YouTube

Media Stories following the Investigation
June 10, 2008 CBC News
CBC probe raises questions about horse slaughtering
A CBC News investigation into the horse slaughter industry in Canada, including hidden-camera footage from one slaughter house in Saskatchewan, is raising questions about how horses are being killed …
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June 11, 2008 Newswire.ca
Group Calls For Horse Slaughter Ban as Investigation Reveals Widespread Cruelty and Violation of Regulations
Evidence displayed showed examples of horses improperly transported, denied food and water, abused in the handling process and inhumanely killed. These actions violate both accepted humane practices and long-standing Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations …
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June 11, 2008 CBC News
Governments respond to CBC report on horse slaughter industry In the wake of a CBC-TV report, agriculture officials in Saskatchewan and Ottawa are talking about the need to ensure that horses are slaughtered humanely …
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June 12, 2008 Newstalk650.com
A Saskatchewan Horse Slaughter Plant Is Facing Questions
A horse slaughter plant in Saskatchewan is being investigated by a group set up to make sure horses are being treated humanely …
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June 12, 2008 The Star-Phoenix
Horse slaughter methods questioned
The often-controversial practice of sending horses to slaughter has one group calling for a national ban, alleging that operations at a Saskatchewan plant illustrate why the business is inhumane …
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June 19, 2008 Thestar.com
Stop horse slaughter, group says
An animal rights group, backed by Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby, is calling for an all-out ban on the slaughter of horses for human consumption in Canada …
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Additional Media

Radio

  • CBC Radio Vancouver with Stephen Quinn (9 minutes live)
  • CBC Radio Quebec City with Ainslie McLellan (9 minutes live)
  • CBC Radio Winnipeg with Margaux Watt (9 minutes live)
  • CBC Radio Whitehorse with Russell Knutson (9 minutes live)
  • CBC Radio Edmonton with Rod Kurtz (9 minutes live)
  • Talk Radio 640 AM out of Toronto with Arlene Bynone (10 minutes live)
  • CBC’s Here and Now (15 minutes live)
  • News Radio 889 (syndicated on the east coast/12 minutes live)
  • Newstalk Radio 650 AM out of Regina, call-in show with David Curtain (20 minutes live)


Papers

  • Western Produer
  • Manitoba Cooperator
  • Regina Leader-Post/The Star Phoenix Saskatoon


Television

  • CTV Regina

Related Stories


June 8, 2008 opednews.com
Obama really is the dark horse candidate
This approach inspires confidence, because we know that leaders who understand the connection between cruelty to animals and cruelty to humans are less likely to slide down that slippery slope towards the dark realms where atrocities are justified …
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June 9, 2008 opednews.com
McCain Joins Race to End Horse Slaughter
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joined the race against horse slaughter by co-sponsoring legislation that would effectively ban the practice …
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What you can do now! There are various ways you can join the fight against horse slaughter in Canada. To find out how, go to Do It Now!