Every year around 100,000 horses suffer unnecessarily as they travel thousands of miles across Europe to slaughter. The ILPH is committed to ending this trade. The shocking reality is that legislation that the ILPH and its supporters fought so hard for is being ignored: horses are still suffering in unacceptable conditions. Illegal journeys are still taking place. On a daily basis, horses are packed into overstocked lorries in temperatures exceeding 40 degrees centigrade and plummeting to minus 30. These vulnerable horses may never have been transported before and the inhospitable environment of a slaughter lorry causes many problems.
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