The Chilling Implications
From Sinikka Crosland, Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition tracked the evidence, showing that Silky Shark had been administered phenylbutazone (a deadly drug that must never enter the food chain) and subsequently slipped through the system undetected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Jack Rodolico of Latitude News has produced an exemplary account of the fate of this beautiful horse - Silky Shark's life in the racing industry, how he fell through the cracks, and what chilling implications his death holds in terms of animal protection and food safety.
Links to articles and podcasts are below.
The full magazine feature and podcast: http://www.latitudenews.com/story/the-shady-trade-in-american-horsemeat/
A short version aired on the American radio program Marketplace: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/drugged-american-horsemeat-sold-europe
A slightly longer version aired on Harvest Public Media's network of public radio stations throughout the American Midwest: http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1544/drugged-horsemeat-us-showing-europe/5
A medium-length text version on The Week: http://theweek.com/article/index/237968/the-shady-trade-in-american-horsemeat
CHDC's report, Proof of CFIA Failure: http://canadianhorsedefencecoalition.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/proof-of-cfia-failure/