WATCH: Okanagan horse slaughter plant open for business


Westwold – A canoe resident is organizing protest of horse slaughter at a newly opened plant in Westwold — KML Meat Processors Ltd.

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From: Global News Canada
By: Rob Buffan

Westwold Canada horse slaughter plantAn employee of KML Processors tells Global that they have slaughtered between 70 and 80 horses since they opened the plant on August 19th.

The horses come from two feed lots in Manitoba and are large, draft horses.

The processed meat is sent exclusively to Japan for sale.

The plant currently only has a license to slaughter horses, but hopes to obtain a license to process cattle as well.

KML is one of only several licensed horse slaughter plants in Canada.

The protest is taking place this Saturday, with participants gathering at the Westwold Elementary School

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Facebook Page of Canadians protesting the opening of the horse slaughter plant

AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Robynne Catheron

    I’ll never in a million years understand how a person can do this. It’s despicable and heartless, and it’s all done in the name of greed. If they MUST operate, I hope they’re at least using an expert shot and actual bullets for instant kill. Even then, it’s heartbreaking and maddening. I pray the protest is successful in closing it down.

    October 16, 2013

    Insane people behaving as mean subhumans.

    October 16, 2013
  • jodi

    where can we sign a petition?

    October 16, 2013
  • Reisa Stone

    Thank you for your support of Canadians’ efforts to close down brutal slaughter plants. Our country butchers alive 100,000 horses per year, including pregnant mares, the old, the lame, the blind.

    The violent ex cons who work at the plants fill the stun boxes with herds of ponies and minis, then shoot randomly into the herd while the little ones scream and slide in blood.

    We live in horror.

    Official petitions may be downloaded at:

    Please sign only if you are Canadian. This is so the petition can be submitted to our politicians.

    If you’re from another country, please write directly to the politicians listed on the above website.

    Online petitions are worse than useless for Canadian issues: our politicians have all the online petition sites set to Spam/Delete. They will never see your signature nor your comments.

    Please, for the horses, take the time to write a brief letter protesting this atrocity.

    October 17, 2013
  • Lana Marie

    Are these the same two feedlots that were/are sending the “draft” type horses LIVE over to Japan on planes?

    October 17, 2013
  • Lana Marie

    Petitions can be printed off from The Canadian Horse Defence Coalitions website @ Get 25 signatures per petition then mail to CHDC…all the info is there! Thks

    October 17, 2013