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  • October 29, 2013

    Horse Slaughter: Importing Cruelty

    Humane Society International/Europe

    In addition to the 200,000 horses that are annually slaughtered for food in the European Union, huge quantities of horsemeat are also routinely imported to the EU from the other side of the globe. Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay are the main exporters of horsemeat to Europe.

  • December 4, 2012

    Horse Slaughter and the Horsemeat Trade in Europe

    Humane Society International/Europe

    The European Union lies at the very heart of the global horsemeat trade. Each year 200,000 horses are killed for their meat in Europe, with many tens of thousands of those horses suffering long-distance transportation to industrialised slaughter plants. Horsemeat is also imported to the EU from countries such as Canada and Mexico.

  • December 4, 2012

    Horse Transport and Slaughter

    Humane Society International/Europe

    The European horsemeat industry centres around Italy, where nearly half of all European horses slaughtered for meat are killed. Each year many tens of thousands of equines are transported to the country from elsewhere in Europe to be butchered.

  • December 4, 2012

    Horsemeat: Consumer Safety & Drug Residues

    Humane Society International/Europe

    In addition to the cruelty associated with horsemeat imported to the European Union, serious concerns have been raised about human health risks, particularly meat derived from horses of United States origin.

  • December 4, 2012

    Horsemeat Consumption in Europe

    Humane Society International/Europe

    While there is a lucrative trade in horsemeat in Europe, it is not necessarily consumed in all EU countries to an equal degree, if at all. Horsemeat is, for example, commonly eaten in (parts of) Italy, Belgium, France and Luxembourg, while, in the United Kingdom and Ireland, there has historically been a strong cultural aversion to eating it.

  • November 23, 2012

    Horse Slaughter and the Horsemeat Trade in Japan

    Humane Society International

    Although horsemeat consumption has seen a decline this decade, Japan remains one of the leading importers of both horsemeat and live horses for consumption.

  • October 18, 2011

    Horse Slaughter in Canada

    Humane Society International/Canada

    Humane Society International/Canada campaigns against horse slaughter for human consumption.

  • October 18, 2011

    L'abattage de chevaux au Canada

    Humane Society International/Canada

    Humane Society International/Canada mène une campagne contre l'abattage de chevaux pour la consommation humaine.