Suzanne Bush – August 2016
In 2014, after years of pressure from Europe’s Humane Society International (HSI), the European Union banned the import of horse meat shipped from Mexican abattoirs. Dr. Joanna Swabe, the HSI/Europe Executive Director, says that her organization finally convinced European Commissioners that conditions in the Mexican abattoirs were problematic at best. Augmenting the HSI’s case were numerous traceability and food safety concerns uncovered in an audit conducted by the EU’s Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).
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