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03 December 2012

Horses from France to Italy 07-08.09.2012

This present example shows once again the impossibility of a proper enforcement of the requirements of Council Regulation EC 1/2005 for long-distance transport of live animals. The violation of legal requirements such as the absence of individual stalls, of halters, and possibly the transport of unbroken horses over a long distance, caused once again unnecessary stress and suffering to the animals, causing a dangerous situation which did not take into consideration the behavior of the animals, their ethological nature and needs . The safety of these horses was not ensured.
Author/Organization: Animals’ Angels & Protection mondiale des animaux de ferme (PMAF)
Year: 2012
Where: France, Italy
Topics: animal stress/discomfort/distress, horses, inspection and control , transport