Scandal of the British horse meat trade

Cross-posted from expressyourself Written by BONNIE ESTRIDGE WE REVEAL the growing British trade in horse meat and a campaign which aims to stop the animals' slaughter. THE seven-year-old girl wept as she said goodbye to her grey pony and watched the man lead it away from the field behind the family home. She had groomed… Continue reading Scandal of the British horse meat trade

Why healthy foals are being killed across Britain…to end up as dog food and on French dinner plates (UK)

Cross-posted from The Daily Mail By ZOE BRENNAN Last updated at 10:41 PM on 30th January 2009 Graceful and sleek, the beautiful racehorse was used to the thunder of applause as she swept past the grandstand - not the sound of a rifle. The seven-year-old mare had raced at courses up and down the country,… Continue reading Why healthy foals are being killed across Britain…to end up as dog food and on French dinner plates (UK)

Ascot acts to prevent ‘meat’ trade at sales (UK)

Now look. Those nice English racing type people are worried about horses who have raced and cannot run very fast after all where the Queen has put her Royal foot may be bought for little or nothing and eaten up by those nasty neighbors across the ditch they pretend to like all the time. Wretch.… Continue reading Ascot acts to prevent ‘meat’ trade at sales (UK)

Scotland backs demands to tighten live slaughter horse trade (UK)

This came across the wire from the Horse & Hound Newsdesk, 7th Nov 2008: By DIANE CROSS --------------------- The Scottish Government has agreed to support demands for strict enforcement of European rules regulating the transportation of live horses for slaughter. Thousands of horses are transported for the human meat market each year, many undergoing journeys… Continue reading Scotland backs demands to tighten live slaughter horse trade (UK)

5,000 horses a year go to slaughter in Britain

TOM RAWSTORNE for the Daily Mail (UK), 10 January 2008, reports: Visit the website of the Food Standards Agency and it's possible to find the name of every abattoir in the country that slaughters cattle, pigs, sheep and chicken. It's even possible to locate a couple which specialise in bison, water buffalo, ostrich and emu.… Continue reading 5,000 horses a year go to slaughter in Britain