Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Extreme Graphic - Slaughter House - Please Help Put an End to This Horrific Crime

Caution: Extremely Graphic

CHCD has released footage of the Richelieu and Bouvry Slaughter houses and kill pens. There are about 7 videos and be warned, they are horrific. CHDC had notified us last week and warned us but I didn’t expect this. If you ever need motivation to keep fighting to end slaughter, this will do it. You will note the green USDA stickers so many of these are our horses – minis, ponies…. Some of the horses were loaded two in the kill box forcing one horse to watch as the other was killed, others are left suffering while hanging as several attempts are made to kill them and others were shot several times including both eyes. It is an outrage and beyond cruel.

CHDC will be issuing a press release tomorrow and John & I will most likely be doing a follow-up release. They will also be posting a footage index on their site.

You can view the investigations on the CHDC site or on YouTube

A huge thank you to Shelley, Twyla and Sinikka for exposing this cruelty.

Call your legislators and the president. This must end.


Vicki | A Voice for Our Horses


  1. Horse slaughter is a brutal cruel & predatory is a brutal enterprise that profits from animal cruelty. slaughter is driven by a demand for horse meat generally other countries, not numbers of "abandoned and unwanted" horses in the U.S. 92% of horses purchased and sent for slaughter are healthy, not abandoned, unwanted, starving or otherwise neglected. So it is not a service for "abandoned and unwanted horses"; it is a brutal enterprise that profits from animal cruelty.The salvage or secondary market for horses is created by over-breeding; slaughter enables over-breeding that results in what are more accurately described as "excess" horses, not "abandoned and starving" horses. Without slaughter, there would be less incentive for overbreeding and fewer "excess" horses. Stop the madness, stop the breeding. goal is to encourage people to stop the over-breeding of horses. PROTECT HORSES NO horse slaughter plants and NO OVERBREEDING !The answer to any animals in need of care is not to line the pockets of a lucrative industry that would torture them and sell their meat as a delicacy for considerable profit. People like the Unwanted Horse Alliance disguise themselves, as a charitable, a public service, whatever, know that THEY ARE BRUTAL PREDATORS WHOM DO NOT CARE FOR HORSES WELFARE and are a front for pro-slaughter interests.

    The FOIA shows horses bound for slaughter in the U.S. endured shockingly cruel treatment. Photographs documented horses with legs ripped off, eyeballs hanging on their cheeks and other severe injuries.Earlier GAO documents raise additional disturbing humane issues. A 2004 GAO report found horses were slaughtered while conscious, which are considered significant violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.Sonja Meadows, Animals’ Angels, the ineffectiveness of laws in preventing documented cruelty and inhumane practices. It seems clear from the USDA FOIA, earlier GAO reports, ours and others’ investigations, that horse slaughter is a predatory business whose economics require cruel and inhumane practices. It is definitely not, as horse slaughter advocates would have the public believe, a service motivated by altruistic concerns or humane practices A USDA study shows that 92% of the American horses at slaughter are young, healthy and without behavioral problems, refuting claims that horse slaughter provides a service in disposing of horses that are old, lame, sick or crazy.Meadows said, “Irrefutable evidence of brutality is already quite plentiful, unfortunately.

    The Texas Massacres - Horse Slaughter In America" By Laura A. MorettiIn a sworn statement before Cook County, State of Illinois, a former employee of Cavel International, a horse slaughtering plant, testified the following:In July 1991, they were unloading one of the double-decker trucks. A horse got his leg caught in the side of the truck so the driver pulled the rig up and the horse's leg popped off. The horse was still living, and it was shaking. [Another employee] popped it on the head and we hung it up and split it open. .... Sometimes we would kill near 390, 370 a day. Each double-decker might have up to 100 on it. We would pull off the dead ones with chains. Ones that were down on the truck, we would drag them off with chains and maybe put them in a pen or we might drag them with an automatic chain to the knockbox. Sometimes we would use an electric shocker to try to make them stand. To get them into the knockbox, you have to shock them ... sometimes run them up the [anus] with the shocker. . When we killed a pregnant mare, we would take the guts out and I would take the bag out and open it and cut the cord and put it in the trash and sometimes the baby would still be living, and its heart would be beating, but we would put it in the trashcan.