The production of horsemeat in Canada, Uruguay, Argentina and Australia, which we also import into Italy, is a chain of mistreatment and severe suffering inflicted on horses that are often of dubious provenance (stolen or racetrack rejects).
These images, filmed in Uruguay in the Sarel slaughterhouse, show systematic abuse of the horses: left without food, without shelters, without care even in the case of serious injuries. The health authorities' controls are manipulated, which is why we continue to import the meat of those horses into Europe, including Italy, as if everything was just fine.
TIn order to put a stop to all this, an international network of Associations from several countries (IHP for Italy) has launched a PETITION to the EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Undercover investigations conducted in those countries have shown that horses are systematically mistreated and tortured. Breeders and slaughterhouse owners are given advance notice of inspections, and of course they manage to cover it up in time.
Now it is time to stop them. SIGN THE PETITION
IHP is the Italian partner of an international network of associations working to stop the import of horsemeat into Europe and the production of drugs derived from the exploitation of pregnant mares. Through scientific and legislative investigations and research, we try to put pressure on the European Commission to take serious and urgent action.
Investigation in Uruguay, Clay slaughterhouse
Stop horsemeat imports. What happens in Australia. Sign the petition
Investigation in Argentina, Lamar slaughterhouse. Petition: stop all imports of horsemeat
Petition: stop all imports of horsemeat, these horses are tortured! what’s happening in Canada
The agony of horses in Argentina: shock inquiry reveals the tortures inflicted on animals before the slaughterhouse
Canada shock: live horse transport to Japan, to go into sashimi
5 CORAZONES, the documentary about the equine slaughter and the export of horse meat in Argentina
Shocking investigation: horse meat import from Australia, severe abuses on horses
Slaughter of horses for human consumption in Italy, 2019: a slight reduction in numbers, but the precise figures are by no means clear
Tortured horses, meat from North and South America imported to EU, Italy included: investigation in Canada, Argentina and Uruguay (June 2019)
Tortured horses, the videos of the investigation in Canada, Argentina and Uruguay (June 2019)
Slaughter of horses for human consumption in Italy: 2018 data
Slaughter of horses for human consumption in Italy in 2017: numbers and a few worrying facts
Equine meat and bovine meat: what is the real scandal? (February 2013)
Horse meat in Italy: an investigation reveals that it contains substances dangerous to health (Dec 2011)
Investigation on horse meat entering Europe from America (Dec 2011)