In the Spring of 2013, meatballs served in the restaurants at IKEA stores in Europe were found to contain an unadvertised ingredient - horse meat. Within a short period of time, it was discovered there were other global companies selling beef products containing up to 40% horse meat. The revelation shocked an unsuspecting public around the world, but didn't shock those in horse-related industries, who are privy to a disturbing underground pipeline of which most others are still completely unaware. Fact-driven and without gratuitous violence, Kill Pen exposes this pipeline that contributed to Europe's "Horsegate," which brings potentially toxic horse meat into food supplies around the globe, sometimes masked in 100% "beef" products. Ultimately, Kill Pen asks the essential questions: Should our nation's horses be slaughtered for human consumption? Are the economic and political forces driving the pipeline too strong? And... Are you sure you know what you're eating?
Countries: United States of America
Sharon Boeckle as Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
Tony Cane-Honeysett as Co-Producer/Cinematrographer
Peter D. Roth as Associate Producer