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MAY 2018

The following documents were released as a result of an Access to Information request for information
related to US loads of horses admitted or rejected for immediate slaughter, from July 1, 2017 to August
31, 2017. Two loads from June and one in September were also included.
Loads entering Canada during this time did so via one of the following designated ports of entry:

• Coutts, Alberta
• North Portal, Saskatchewan
• Sarnia (Point Edward), Ontario
• Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec
According to these records, 104 trailers carrying 2,808 horses were admitted during this time period; 55
(1,547 horses) were consigned to establishment # 076 - Viande Richelieu, Massueville, Quebec and 49
(1,261 horses) to establishment # 506 - Bouvry Exports, Fort Macleod, AB.

• Serial number 444034


Although the trailer was admitted at the Sarnia border crossing on August 24, 2017 one
horse was reported dead on arrival at Viande Richelieu, on a trailer load originating in
Ohio.
• Serial number 443843
On August 4, 2017 a trailer carrying 30 horses was found to have a stallion mixed with
four mares as well as a sorrel mare identified as Pinto and was refused entry at the
Lacolle port of entry. Times for loading in Pennsylvania and border inspection was not
provided.

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The majority of the horses were slaughtered the day following their delivery to the Viande Richelieu
slaughter plant; 140 horses from six loads were slaughtered on the day of their arrival.
The statistics for Bouvry Exports are not known as slaughter confirmation forms for this establishment
were not provided.
Import Conditions for Horses From the United States for Immediate Slaughter

Horses must be sent directly from the Canadian port of entry, in a sealed truck and under licence to
destination, to a slaughter plant approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) immediately
after entering Canada. They must be slaughtered within four days of arriving at the plant.

Viande Richelieu
Total number of trailer loads for this time period: 55
o Michigan: 14 loads; 394 horses
o Ohio: 21 loads; 606 horses (1 DOA)
o Pennsylvania: 18 loads; 507 horses; l load containing 30 horses refused
o Missouri: 1 load: 29 horses
o Vermont: 1 load; 11 horses
Thirty-six trailer loads entered Canada at the Sarnia, Ontario (Port Huron, Michigan) port of entry and
another nineteen entered at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec (Champlain, New York). One load was
refused at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle.
Bouvry Exports
Total number of trailer loads for this time period: 49
o Montana: 45 loads; 1,152 horses
o Oregon: 4 loads; 109 horses
One trailer load entered Canada at the North Portal, Saskatchewan (Portal, North Dakota) border crossing;
all others entered at Coutts, Alberta (Sweetgrass, Montana). The trailer crossing at North Portal originated
in Montana.
By comparing tag numbers, dates and times we were able to match the photos included with this request
to the corresponding load; these may be viewed on the last page.
If you recognize any horse in the photos, please let us know so that we can share their story.

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION


P.O. BOX 21079
150 FIRST ST.
ORANGEVILLE, ON L9W 4S7
INFO@DEFENDHORSESCANADA.ORG

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Serial Number 443533

26 Horses, Tag numbers: 6201-6225,6227


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: July 5, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 6, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
tag 6217
Serial number 443545

27 Horses, Tag numbers: 9767-9779, 9787, 9654, 9692, 9694, 9696, 9697, 9732, 9734
Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: July 6, 2017
Slaughtered July 7, 2017 at Viande Richelieu

Tag 9776
Tag 9696
Standardbred tattoo clearly visible. Research indicates that this horse is Sussex.
Serial number 443546

30 horses, tag numbers: 9851-9861, 9864-9871, 9874-9880, 9782-9785


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: July 6, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 7, 2017 at Viande Richelieu

Tag 9859
Tags 9860, 9861
Serial Number 443582

27 horses, tag numbers: 6228-48, 6250, 6771, 6772, 6386, 6432


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: July 10, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered: July 11, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tag 6246
Tag 6234
Tag 6232
Serial Number 443589

27 Horses, Tag numbers: 3881-3902, 3652, 9843,9862-63, 9873


Origin: Ohio
Entry Date: July 10, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 11, 2017 at Viande Richelieu

Tag 9863
Tag 9873
Serial Number 443599

26 Horses, Tag numbers: 6151-6171, 6173-75, 6177, 618


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: July 12, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 13, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Horse on far
right with tag
#6171,
middle horse
with tag
#6173

Tag 6153
Horse biting another horse in back likely due to extremely stressful conditions.
Serial Number 443641

29 Horses, Tags: 6051-69, 6071-73, 6076-82


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: July 17, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered on July 18, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Serial Number 443642

27 horses, Tag numbers: 9972-97, 9950


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: July 17, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 18, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tag 9989
Serial Number 443666

30 Horses, Tag numbers: 6101-21, 6123-29, 6131-32


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: July 19, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 21, 2017 at Viande Richelieu

Tag 6124
Tags 6101, 6114
Tag 6112
Tag 6121
Tag 6108
Serial Number 443678

27 Horses, Tag numbers: 3001-27


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: July 20, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 21, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tags 3025, 3019
Serial Number 443705

29 Horses, Tag numbers: 3031-53, 3055-60, 3028-29


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: July 24, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 25, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tag 3048
Tag 3024
Tag 3032
Serial number 443727

30 Horses, Tag numbers: 3061-89, 3035


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: July 27, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 28, 2017 at Viande Richelieu

Tag 3065
Tags 3072, 3075, 3078
Tag 3073
Tag 3068
Tag 3062
Serial number 443728

28 Horses, Tag numbers: 6084-99, 6100, 6133-34, 6136-43, 6145-46


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: July 27, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered July 28, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tag 6138
Tag 6140
Serial number 443782

28 Horses, Tag numbers: 6035-39, 6041-50, 6178-79, 6183-93


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: August 2, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered August 4, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Horses with tag numbers 6183 and 6035
Serial number 443787

29 Horses, Tags 3121-24, 3126-30, 3132-50, 3090


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: August 3, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered August 4, 2017 at Viande Richelieu

Tag 3140
Tag 3146
Tag 3142
Tag 3124
Tags 3123, 3133
Serial Number 443828

30 Horses, Tag numbers: 3151, 3153-3157, 3159-3182


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: August 8, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered August 11, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tags 3172, 3174
Serial number 443841

27 Horses, Tag numbers:7752-7778


Origin: Michigan
Date of entry: August 9, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered August 11, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tag 7765
Tags 7765, 7776
Tags 7775, 7776
Serial Number 443848

30 Horses, Tag numbers: 3221-3250


Origin: Ohio
Date of entry: August 10, 2017 at Sarnia
Slaughtered August 11, 2017 at Viande Richelieu
Tag 3240
Tags 3240, 3242
US IMPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE SLAUGHTER JULY 1-AUG 31, 2017
BOUVRY

DATE SERIAL # NOTES BORDER # HORSES ORIGIN CFIA Seal #

by/to Bouvry, Bouvry Farms Trucking


Consigned by Bouvry Exports,
24-Jul 443703 10 Benjamin Rd, Shelby MT 58474 North Portal, Sask 26 Montana 053117, 053118
01-Aug 443501 by/to Bouvry Coutts, AB 24 Montana 119316
01-Aug 443502 Bouvry Coutts, AB 20 MT 119317
02-Aug 443504 Bouvry Coutts, AB 25 MT 119318
04-Aug 443515 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119319
04-Aug 443516 Bouvry Coutts, AB 25 MT 119320
08-Aug 443509 Bouvry Coutts, AB 24 MT 119321
09-Aug 443510 Bouvry Coutts, AB 24 Oregon 119322
09-Aug 443511 Bouvry Coutts, AB 27 MT 119323
11-Aug 443518 Bouvry Coutts, AB 25 MT 119324
14-Aug 443520 Bouvry Coutts, AB 25 MT 119325
15-Aug 443522 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119326
16-Aug 443523 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119327
18-Aug 443571 Bouvry Coutts, AB 27 MT 119328
18-Aug 443572 Bouvry Coutts, AB 27 MT 119329
21-Aug 443579 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119330
22-Aug 443863 Bouvry Coutts, AB 24 MT 119331
24-Aug 443865 Bouvry Coutts, AB 27 MT 119332
24-Aug 443867 Bouvry Coutts, AB 28 Oregon 119333
25-Aug 443869 Bouvry Coutts, AB 27 MT 119334
25-Aug 443870 Bouvry Coutts, AB 28 MT 119335
28-Aug 441006 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119336
29-Aug 444068 Bouvry Coutts, AB 25 MT 119337
30-Aug 444084 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119338
04-Jul 443044 Bouvry Coutts, AB 25 MT 119288
05-Jul 443046 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119289
06-Jul 443048 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119290
07-Jul 443052 by Oregon 97838 to Bouvry Coutts, AB 29 Oregon 119291
10-Jul 443059 Bouvry Coutts, AB 26 MT 119292
US IMPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE SLAUGHTER JULY 1-AUG 31, 2017
BOUVRY

DATE SERIAL # NOTES BORDER # HORSES ORIGIN CFIA Seal #


11-Jul 443592 Bar S Coutts, AB 27 MT 119293
11-Jul 443594 Bar S Coutts, AB 25 MT 119294
12-Jul 443475 Bar S Coutts, AB 26 MT 119295
13-Jul 443477 Bouvry Coutts, AB 24 MT 119296
17-Jul 443478 Bar S Coutts, AB 26 MT 119297
18-Jul 443480 Bar S Coutts, AB 27 MT 119298
18-Jul 443481 Bar S Coutts, AB 27 MT 119299
19-Jul 443663 Bar S Coutts, AB 26 MT 119300
20-Jul 443482 Bar S Coutts, AB 28 MT 119301
21-Jul 443485 Bouvry Coutts, AB 27 MT 119302
21-Jul 443486 Bouvry Coutts, AB 25 MT 119303
24-Jul 443487 Bar S Coutts, AB 26 MT 119304
25-Jul 443490 Bar S Coutts, AB 26 MT 119305
25-Jul 443492 Bar S Coutts, AB 24 MT 119306
26-Jul 443493 Bar S Coutts, AB 27 MT 119307
28-Jul 443495 from Oregon to Bouvry Coutts, AB 28 Oregon 119308
Bar S horses off loaded for inspection
27-Jul 443496 P.R. Kelley DVM Coutts, AB 23 MT 119309
28-Jul 443497 Bar S Coutts, AB 25 MT 119310
Bouvry partial off load
28-Jul 443498 (deck distribution = 23 horses, not 25) Coutts, AB 25 MT 119311
31-Jul 443500 Bar S partial off load to inspect Coutts, AB 23 MT 119312

Total number trailer loads: 49 Total horses from Monta 1152


Total horses from Orego 109

TOTAL HORSES: 1261


US Imports for Immediate Slaughter July 1 - August 31, 2017 Viande Richelieu

Slaughter Slaughter Time at Inspection


Date Serial Number Documents Border Form # Horses Origin Notes Date Photo Port (if indicated) Carrier

30-Aug 444086  Sarnia  30 Ohio Tags 3461-90 01-Sep 1:30 PM Partial, on truck
by/to Bouvry, Bouvry Farms Trucking
Consigned by Bouvry Exports,
31-Aug 444103 10 Benjamin Rd, Shelby MT 58474 Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 3451-98, 3500-20, 3385 01-Sep 11:00 Partial, on truck
02-Aug 443782 x Sarnia x 28 Michigan Tags 6035-39, 6041-50, 6178-79, 6183-93 04-Aug Yes 13:35 Partial, on truck
03-Aug 443787 x Sarnia x 29 Ohio Tags 3121-24, 3126-30, 3132-50, 3090 04-Aug Yes 8:00 Partial, on truck
09-Aug 443841 x Sarnia x 27 Michigan Tags 7752-7778 11-Aug Yes 13:30 Partial, on truck
08-Aug 443828 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 3151, 3153-3157, 3159-3182, 11-Aug Yes 1:00 PM Partial, on truck
10-Aug 443848 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 3221-3250 11-Aug Yes 1:15 PM Partial, on truck
14-Aug 443963 x Sarnia x 28 Ohio Tags 3191-3197, 3199, 3202,3204-3219, 3780, 3872, 9971 15-Aug 13:00 Partial, on truck
14-Aug 443967 x Sarnia x 30 Michigan Tags 7951-7980, 7982 15 (18), Aug 17 (12) 3:20 PM Partial, on truck
16-Aug 443980 x Sarnia x 31 Michigan Tags 7901-7917, 7929-32 g 17 (17); Aug 18 (5) 14:55 Partial, on truck
17-Aug 443988 x Sarnia x 29 Missouri Tags 4700-4729 18-Aug 1:20 PM Partial, on truck
21-Aug 444014 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 3251-3280, 3183-3185 22-Aug 11:00 Partial, on truck
21-Aug 444018 x Sarnia x 28 Michigan Tags 7781-7800, 7989-7996 (Gold?) 22-Aug 2:20 PM Partial, on truck
23-Aug 444025 x Sarnia x 28 Ohio Tags 3342-53, 3355-67, 3198, 3200, 3329 25-Aug 1:00 PM Partial, on truck
24-Aug 444034 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio 29 slaughtered- 1 horse DOA Tags 3371-84, 3386-3400, 3030 25-Aug 10:30 Partial, on truck
28-Aug 444056 x Sarnia x 28 Ohio Tags 3431-49, 3451-56, 3201, 3354, 3368 29-Aug 11:00 Partial, on truck
29-Aug 444069 x Sarnia x 30 Michigan Tags 7801-19, 7821-30, 7833 31 (14); Sept 1 (16) 14:00 Partial, on truck
31-Jul 443754 x Sarnia x 28 Michigan Tags 6001-6026, 6028, 6031, 6033 01-Aug 13:50 Partial, on truck
31-Jul 443746 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 3091-3120 01-Aug 9:45 Partial, on truck
29-Jun 443464 x Sarnia 26 Michigan slaughter conf form missing N/A N/A
05-Jul 443533 x Sarnia x 26 Michigan Tags 6201-6225,6227 06-Jul Yes 13:15
10-Jul 443582 x Sarnia x 27 Michigan Tags 6228-48, 6250, 6771, 6772, 6386, 6432 11-Jul Yes 13:30
10-Jul 443589 x Sarnia x 27 Ohio Tags 3881-3902, 3652, 9843,9862-63, 9873 11-Jul Yes 15:45
13-Jul 443612 x Sarnia x 28 Ohio Tags 9941-49, 9951-69 14-Jul Yes 11:30
13-Jul 443611 x Sarnia x 28 Ohio Tags 9911-38 14-Jul Yes 11:30 Utica Livestock Carriers
06-Jul 443545 x Sarnia x 27 Ohio Tags 9767-9779, 9787, 9654, 9692, 9694, 9696, 9697, 9732, 9734 07-Jul Yes 11:15
06-Jul 443546 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 9851-9861, 9864-9871, 9874-9880, 9782-9785 07-Jul Yes 11:30
12-Jul 443599 x Sarnia x 26 Michigan Tags 6151-6171, 6173-75, 6177, 6190 13-Jul Yes 14:15
17-Jul 443641 x Sarnia x 29 Michigan Tags 6051-69, 6071-73, 6076-82 18-Jul Yes 2:00 PM
17-Jul 443642 x Sarnia x 27 Ohio Tags 9972-97, 9950 18-Jul Yes 14:25
19-Jul 443666 x Sarnia x 30 Michigan Tags 6101-21, 6123-29, 6131-32 21-Jul Yes 2:45 PM
24-Jul 443705 x Sarnia x 29 Ohio Tags 3031-53, 3055-60, 3028-29 25-Jul Yes 15:15
27-Jul 443727 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 3061-89, 3035 28-Jul Yes 10:20 Partial, on truck
27-Jul 443728 x Sarnia x 28 Michigan Tags 6084-99, 6100, 6133-34, 6136-43, 6145-46 28-Jul Yes 11:40 Partial, on truck
17-Aug 443984 x Sarnia x 30 Ohio Tags 3311-3328, 3330-40, 3186 18-Aug 11:00 Partial, on truck
20-Jul 443678 x Sarnia x 27 Ohio Tags 3001-27 21-Jul Yes 10:30
04-Aug 443801 x Lacolle x 29 Pennsylvania Tags 0231, 0269-97 04-Aug Arrived/sla8:15
14-Aug 443960 x Lacolle x 29 Pennsylvania Tags 0298-0327 15-Aug 8:15
16-Aug 443972 x Lacolle x 30 Pennsylvania Tags: 0359, 0390-0419 17-Aug 8:15 Partial, on truck
31-Aug 444098 x Lacolle x 30 Pennsylvania Tags 0515-16, 0519-24, 0526, 0528-30, 0534 01-Sep 8:00 Partial, on truck
17-Aug 443982 x Lacolle x 30 Pennsylvania Tags 0360-0389 18-Sep 8:15 Partial, on truck
30-Aug 444076 x Lacolle x 27 Pennsylvania Tags 0483-86, 0488-0514, 0532, 0533, 0535, 0538 31-Aug 8:15 Partial, on truck
US Imports for Immediate Slaughter July 1 - August 31, 2017 Viande Richelieu

Slaughter Slaughter Time at Inspection


Date Serial Number Documents Border Form # Horses Origin Notes Date Photo Port (if indicated) Carrier
24-Aug 444032 x Lacolle x 29 Pennsylvania Tags 0450-71, 0473-79, 0481 25-Aug 8:15 Partial, on truck
11-Aug 443855 x Lacolle x 31 Pennsylvania Tags 0328-0359 17-Aug 8:15 Partial, on truck
28-Jul 443733 x Lacolle x 29 Pennsylvania Tags 0239-68 28-Jul Arrived/sla8:15 Partial, on truck
14-Jul 443622 x Lacolle x 22 Pennsylvania Tags 0161-0182 18-Jul 8:15
Bar S horses off loaded for inspection
12-Jul 443596 P.R. Kelley DVM Lacolle x 30 Pennsylvania Tags 0131-0160, 0166 13-Jul 8:00
13-Jul 443603 x Lacolle x 30 Pennsylvania Tags 0101-0130 13 (10); July 14 Arrived/sla8:00
Bouvry partial off load
06-Jul 443539 (deck distribution = 23 horses, not 25) Lacolle x 19 Pennsylvania Tags 0080-0094, 0096-0099 ly 6 (9); July 7 (10) 9:30
26-Sep 444306 x Lacolle x 11 Castleton, VermoTags 0214-24 26-Sep Arrived/sla8:15 Partial, on truck
27-Jul 443721 x Lacolle x 31 Pennsylvania Tags 0203-32, 0204-05m 0233-38 28-Jul 8:15
20-Jul 443671 x Lacolle x 21 Pennsylvania Tags 0183-0203 21-Jul 8:15
30-Jun 443467 x Lacolle x 31 Pennsylvania Tags 1988, 1990, 0024, 0027-0051 30-Jun Arrived/sla8:20
05-Jul 443538 x Lacolle x 29 Pennsylvania Tags 1989, 0025, 0026, 0052-0066, 0069-0079 06-Jul 8:15
18-Aug 443995 x Lacolle x 30 Pennsylvania Tags 0420-0443 18-Aug Arrived/sla8:15 Partial, on truck

TOTAL # LOADS: 55 55

10-Aug 443843 x Lacolle 30 Pennsylvania Rejected: Health of Animals Regulations Part II 141: 6 Stallion #299 was
mixed with 4 mares; Sorrel Mare #314 identified as Pinto

Total horses Michigan: 394


Total Horses Ohio 606 (1 DOA)
Total Horses Pennsylvania 507
Total Horses Missouri 29
Total Horses Vermont 11

TOTAL
HORSES
ADMITTED
FOR
SLAUGHTER 1547

1 Trailer refused at border 30