Pregnant horses and foal rescued from slaughter in Norfolk

Thoroughbreds from a Newmarket stud were rescued on the eve of being sent for slaughter ENGLAND (BBC News) — Hillside Animal Sanctuary was asked to take the horses on Friday after their owner got into financial difficulties. A spokeswoman for the sanctuary in Frettenham, near Norwich, said they were contacted by the owner after bailiffs moved… Continue reading Pregnant horses and foal rescued from slaughter in Norfolk

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