Written by: Heather Clemenceau
Horse advocates have had a busy year working to prohibit the importation or exportation of horses for slaughter for human consumption. Horse protection groups released many damning reports of abuse and drug contamination and took aggresive legal action to discourage slaughter.
Undercover footage helped support our position and numerous investigations were publicized. Citizen advocates monitored illegal trucking activities and, for the first time, retrieved horses directly from slaughterhouses. Pro-slaughters proved, via their own (in)actions, that slaughter does not prevent starvation.
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