Welfare of horses transported long distances in Europe

Marlin, David; Meldrum, Keith; White, Jo; Westen, Hannah; Parkin, Tim; Wood, James; Broom, Donald; Kennedy, Mark; Johnson, Barry; Coombs, Sarah; Heard, Caroline
August 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;8/29/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 9, p270
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study which examined the trade in long-distance transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption in Europe. It mentions that the study has identified evidence of poor welfare, associated with disease and injury, in horses being transported long distances to slaughter and a high level of non-compliance with European Union (EU) Council Regulation 1/2005 on the Protection of Animals during Transport. The study covered the countries of Italy and Romania.


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