Some sad stories and good advice from World Horse Welfare this week- be careful whom you sell/loan your horse to! WHW have had reports of people selling/loaning their horses only to find out that they have been put to slaughter. One of these cases is that of Jemma, who gave her beloved horse to a trader with the promise of continued contact if rehoming was a possibility. Jemma later found out that her horse had been slaughtered. Police will not prosecute and but it is because of cruelty like this that WHW welfare exists- to be a body that can push for new legislation, and can support horses and horse owners everywhere. Please donate to support their amazing work. For the full article.
People buy free range chickens because they believe in eating food that has lived in humane conditions before we eat it. The same is not true for horse meat- every year, 80,000 stressed horses are packed into trucks and driven long distances across Europe to slaughter. Exhausted, diseased, injured and travelling for days over thousands of miles: these horses are desperate for food, water and rest. Please help WHW tell the European Comission that this needs to stop. Sign the petition– it will only take you two minutes!