Bouvry Horse Slaughter Plant - 11/01/2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 10:00
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11/1/08 Bouvry Horse Slaughter Plant, Fort Macleod, Albertav155_img_d9797_177_thumb
Animals’ Angels investigators visited Bouvry Export Calgary in Fort Macleod, Alberta. The massive feedlot adjacent to the slaughter facility was holding approximately 1000 horses , including many mares with foal or in foal. Notably the investigators visited the plant in the early morning hours on the weekend and found that full loads of horses were arriving on both double deck and single deck trailersv156_img_d9797_178_thumb. Concerned about the condition of the horses, the investigators asked a staff member to observe the unloading, but were declined. In particular, one double-decker (DOT 512101) appeared to be having a problem in the unloading area.v159_img_d9797_182_thumb After 1 hour 45 minutes the vehicle left the loading dock, backed deep into the adjacent fenced in pen area (where hundreds of horses are held) with an open rear door, parked beside a large hay stack hidden from view, remained there for 30 minutes and left the pen area with a closed rear door.