2015/06/17

Belgium | Brussels | Horsemeat imports at annual meeting of Eurogroup for Animals

TSB and AWF were asked by the Eurogroup for Animals to hold a presentation on our main projects horsemeat imports and animal transports. Apart from member organisations, representatives of the EU Commission, the FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) and parliamentarians attend the meeting. At the first presentation, we report on the successes of the...read more


cat Belgium, Animal Welfare Foundation, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/05/17

USA | Gordonsville – Virginia | Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

The Orange Horse Auction in Gordonsville, Virginia, is a monthly sale which is being held in a dilapidated, old building. The indoor pen area is extremely run-down and several pens are full of manure and deep mud. In addition, not all of the pens have access to water and those that do, have water buckets that are filthy and not filled enough. One...read more


cat USA, Animal Welfare Foundation, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/05/15

Mexico | Jerez - Zacatecas | Slaughterhouse Carnicos de Jerez | Horsemeat Import

The horse slaughterhouse in Jerez is one of the four plants in Mexico that were previously approved to export horsemeat to the EU. This plant is linked to Dutch importer Visser & Van Walsum. We observe the current activity at this plant in order to determine what changes have occurred since the EU ban on horsemeat from Mexico has taken effect....read more


cat Mexico, Animal Welfare Foundation, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/06/03

Aguascalientes - Mexico | Inter Meats slaughterhouse | Horsemeat Import

Tierschutzbund Zürich | Animal Welfare Foundation (TSB|AWF) and its partner organisation Animals’ Angels USA sent an investigative team to Mexico to visit several of the horse slaughter plants previously approved by the EU Commission. Our goal was to observe the current activity at these plants and monitor delivery in order to determine what...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, Good News, Mexico, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/06/04

Good news: New Holland Auction convicted of animal cruelty

Our partner organisation Animals’ Angels USA has won the law suit against the auction in New Holland, Pennsylvania, which was found guilty of animal cruelty today for an incident of horrific neglect that occurred at the auction in February 2015. A sheep and a goat were left dying for hours without intervention or assistance by auction personnel....read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, Good News, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/02/16

USA | New Holland – Pennsylvania | Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

Together with our partner organisation Animals Angels’ USA, we visit the New Holland Auction in Pennsylvania, where we arrive at 8:00 in the morning. Inside the horse barn we immediately note an elderly mare that is quite emaciated and has having difficulty eating. Despite her obvious distress, she is very friendly when approached. We also notice...read more


cat USA, Animal Welfare Foundation, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
2015/02/07

New Holland – Pennsylvania | Horse Auction | Horsemeat Import

When our investigators arrive at the Hoover Horse Sale in New Holland at 8:50, the parking lot is already crowded with many Amish and Mennonite buggies. Despite the cold temperature of - 4° C, people are rigorously test-driving the horses at the track. This auction has several areas where they keep animals prior to their being run through the sale...read more


cat Animal Welfare Foundation, USA, Horsemeat Imports, Tierschutzbund Zürich
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