Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Horses are being failed by breed societies, racing regulators and welfare groups, says Animal Aid. Since Panorama’s exposé on the slaughter of horses, which aired on 19 July, and featured undercover footage gathered by Animal Aid; many of those charged with looking after horse welfare appear to reject responsibility. Some are even labelling the slaughter… Continue reading Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

Jim Crowley and Enbihaar leading the race at Goodwood ALAN CROWHURST/GETTY IMAGES.

British racing's ruling authority has called for a meeting with industry leaders in Britain and Ireland to tackle the issues raised in a BBC Panorama programme, named The Dark Side of Horseracing, broadcast on Monday night. The 30-minute documentary investigated deaths of racehorses after the end of their racing careers and alleged detrimental welfare standards… Continue reading Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

Shocking neglect of horses revealed at abattoir amid row over horse meat burgers

Slaughter tools. Google image.

UPDATE: Care2Petition calling for prosecution of the slaughterhouse workers. Cross-posted from the Huffington Post UK Shocking undercover footage which reveals appalling animal welfare conditions at a horse abattoir has prompted the Food Standards Agency to investigate. The footage shows animals being beaten and neglected as well as alleged illegal procedures of slaughtering horses destined for… Continue reading Shocking neglect of horses revealed at abattoir amid row over horse meat burgers