Slaughterhouse Six

Six Standardbreds who met their death in a Canadian slaughterhouse in July 2011.

In mid summer of 2011, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) received footage and pictures taken at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation (LPN) slaughterhouse in St-André-Avellin, Quebec. The subsequent report was compiled by the CHDC in a video/slideshow/report entitled Pasture to Plate: The True Cost of Canada’s Horsemeat Industry.

It was noted that the accompanying pictures and/or the Equine Information Documents for these horses showed tattoos. We endeavoured to trace these tattoos; if, in error, these six Standardbreds do not match the tattoo numbers, we apologize to the owners of those Standardbreds.

This story is dedicated to those six Standardbreds, unwitting mascots of the reality of the racing industry that continues to dispose and dump their horses into the horrors of the slaughter pipeline, who met their death at LPN on July 13 and 14, 2011 and to all horses over the years who have met their deaths in both Canadian, U.S. and European slaughterhouses.

If anybody can help us fill in the gaps on HURRICANE JEFF, MAJOR BABY, SILKY SHARK, SPILL THE INK, ELITE DIN PACH and PROMISING LUCIA or has any recent racing pictures of them or can add to their life histories, we welcome all information and can be contacted at

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