Posts Tagged 'horse slaughtering'

Loathsome nature

John Sorenson on the RCMP’s claim that there is no cruelty at Bouvry Horse Exports Ltd.

. . . the RCMP were probably persuaded by Bouvry that their operations conformed to standard practices. This is probably true, but this is simply an indication of the loathsome nature of the entire industry. Anyone seeking verification of this may turn to Gail Eisnitz’s book Slaughterhouse.

As depraved and horrific as they are, the scenes at Bouvry are simply instances of a far greater pattern. The entire industry is based on cruelty: deliberately depriving sentient beings of the lives they enjoy simply to satisfy the trivial desire to savour their flesh in our mouths.

Duty of care

Canadian Food Inspection Agency will look into allegations of  cruelty at Alberta horse slaughtering plant.

“We are certainly validating those allegations and we have initiated contact with the regulated parties and we certainly ensure that we are vigilant with regards to our duty of care and humane treatment of animals,” said Martin Appelt, a veterinarian and manager for meat programs with the CFIA in Ottawa. “Whether or not this will lead to regulatory action I cannot say at this point. We do have a requirement for evidence to prove wrongdoing.”
It could take several weeks before any additional information becomes available. Appelt said he has seen the video footage sent to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC). The footage came anonymously to the CHDC and its executive director is convinced it shows inhumane treatment of horses in the slaughtering room at both Bouvry and another slaughtering plant in Quebec.



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