Posted by Kathryn on Oct 5, 2010 in ERF Campaigns | 11 comments
As ERF visit markets and welfare cases, we often need to find the owners of animals or check the history of the animals that we see. As all equines in France now have to be chipped by law, we need to purchase at least one hand-held microchip scanner for the team.
The cost of scanners has fallen rapidly recently and they are now available for as little as 150€. If only 30 people give 5€...
This blog has easily accesible lists of all the MEP’s who have signed, or not signed, Written Declaration 54/2009.
Please help circulate it as it makes it simpler to see who still need lobbying.
Every year, 100,000 horses are transported across Europe for slaughter.
These cruel and barbaric journeys have to be stopped. There is no reason for this live transport to continue when horses can be slaughtered at source and transported as carcasses.
It is totally unneccessary for horses to leave France alive to be slaughtered in other EU countries. In France alone there are 111 abattoirs...
Yesterday was a long and difficult day for us at ERF. We travelled down into Cantal, to Maurs, to monitor their autumn horse fair. It is one of the biggest horse markets in France, with the majority of the equines sold going into the meat chain.
The conditions and treatment of some of the horses was very shocking and disturbing to witness, with no apparent welfare regulations in place for the...
Next Sunday (St Francis day) is World Animal Day or in French, Journée Mondiale des animaux, a day to celebrate animals and the relationships us humans have with them. Events are hosted throughout the world in recognition of animals, how they enrich our lives and most importantly what we can do to help them. Have a look on the WAD website to see if there is an event happening near you. It is...
There are many assumptions made about the scale of horse production in France, particularly in the UK where individuals want to ‘rescue’ horses from the abattoir. We regularly hear ‘rescue’ sites talking about the huge numbers of horses being transported in illegal conditions to Italy – indeed we once believed these tales too and it is only with considerable research...