Horsemeat: Dark dealings of Europe’s cruelest trade

Horses sold for meat at a night-time fair in Poland are being transported across Europe in a trade that has suspected links to organized crime.

By Claire Duffin, in Skaryszew
Feb 24, 2013

Welcome to Skarzszew: the place where horses arrive from Polish farms and leave in lorries for fattening and slaughter. Photo: David Rose for the Telegraph

Welcome to Skarzszew: the place where horses arrive from Polish farms and leave in lorries for fattening and slaughter. Photo: David Rose for the Telegraph

It is minus 6C and the tea is laced with vodka.  Handfuls of notes are being carefully counted and Piotr is leaving with 7,000 zloty – about 1,400UK pounds - for his old mare.He is not alone.  Everwhere on the frozen, snow-c0vered field, groups of men are looking at horses and haggling over their price.

Welcome to Skaryszew, the place where horses arrive from Polish farms and leave in lorries for fattening and slaughter.

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9 Responses to Horsemeat: Dark dealings of Europe’s cruelest trade

  1. lindabadham says:

    THIS WORLD IS HELL ON EARTH FOR ANIMALS, IT SUPPOSED TO BE A CIVILZED WORLD WE LIVE IN ,WELL ITS NOT. I JUST HATE PEOPLE MORE EVERYDAY. I AM SO GLAD THAT THERES A HEAVEN !

  2. Theresa Nolet says:

    Poland is where Pfizer has Premarin farms! Follow the money it is all connected to a nightmare for animals.

    • sunnyromy says:

      !!
      so they are torturing mares in order to smooth women’s HEAVY discomforts after menopause with some estrogens … which even can make them suffer from cancer
      that really makes sense – gratz wyeth pfizer !!

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  3. Dennis Davey says:

    Jean, your question about where is the Alberta SPCA, has a bisturbing response. As you know the SPCA is” FUNDED MAINLY THROUGH DONATIONS” That being said we are all aware that the Calgary Stampede, and C. Bouvry Horse slaughter business operate with impunity and no oversight. This should answer your question.
    When it comes to the CFIA, they have a CONFIRMED disturbing history of not even being able to safegard our food EG. Maple Leaf Foods, and their recent fiasco with XL in Alberta, that being said one can probably “CORRECTLY” assume that Horse Transport, Feed Lots and Horse slaughter is WAY DOWN ON THEIR LIST OF CONCERNS”. Have you noticed how Alberta seems to be a common theme in these disturbing stories?. If you think the sale of XL in Alberta to JBS of Brazil is a positive move, one might consider the fact that JBS of Brazil is a name that is mentiond in the European Horse meat scandal, that is spiralling out of control.

  4. jean robertson says:

    It is hard to believe that the pictures from Bouvrys are worse than the pictures from third world countries. Where is the SPCA and all the other animal welfare organizations and the CFIA. Some how these videos have to be seen by the public so they know what is going on behind closed doors. Sorry but I couldn’t watch much of it.

  5. Shelley Bryant says:

    This is just awful!

  6. sunnyromy says:

    but not only in polnd horses suffer, watch this swiss footage, you will not need to understand the german languaee just go for the piccs, all of the shown “farms” are certified in sitzerlland and europe

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