11/3/08 Canadian Premium Meats, Lacombe, Alberta
Animals’ Angels investigators visited the horse slaughter plant, Canadian Premium Meats. It appears that this small multi-species facility kills horses on Fridays and has a capacity of approximately 100 - 120 horses per day. The investigators discussed the possibility of observing the kill floor with one of the company directors, and were told that this would not be possible. There are no holding pens around the facility indicating that animals must be ‘processed’ quickly upon arrival. While CPMeats is not a large slaughter facility, Animals’ Angels is concerned about the speed of slaughter on the kill floor given the limited holding capacity of the facility, and where animals are held as they await slaughter. Further contact with the management of this facility will be pursued in the future.