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...
Posted by Trina on Nov 26, 2008 in Welfare | 0 comments
A horrific story came to light in the equestrian news recently when a prized show horse was killed instantly by a truck on a main road in England. The horse was being transported in a trailer when the pins that hold the ramp shut popped out and the ramp fell open. This was a very popular make of trailer and was not very old.
If anyone has had a similar experience of anything like this happening...
Yesterday, World Horse Welfare submitted a dossier to the European Commission requesting laws be tightened up that govern the live transport of horses going to slaughter.
The latest research took on more of a scientific approach with vets studying the health and welfare of these horses as they travel sometimes thousands of miles to slaughterhouses throughout Europe.
David Marlin, who spearheaded...
Last week Horse & Hound magazine news editor Abigail Butcher joined up with World Horse Welfare’s Jo White to track the journey of live horses going to slaughter from Poland to Italy, a 1700 mile trek. This journey can often take 4 or 5 days, and with the abolition of border controls this now means it is often a non stop journey of hell across Europe.
It it always upsetting to...