ACT Now to Suspend Horsemeat Imports

Horsemeat is a potential health hazard.

  • Many horses outside of the EU aren’t raised to be eaten, so they regularly receive veterinary drugs that make their meat potentially hazardous for humans to consume. The EU prohibits the import of this meat, even if the horse was medicated only ONCE.
  • Horses in non-EU countries are often sold with unreliable veterinary records and then slaughtered. Next, their meat is exported to the EU, processed, manufactured and sold without country of origin labelling.
  • Horsemeat is often a hidden ingredient in convenience foods and might come from horses who do not meet the EU food safety requirements. This is a potential health risk to consumers.

Please urge the European Commission to stop the import of horsemeat from non-EU countries that does not meet EU food safety standards by clicking on the link below to add your support to suspend Horsemeat imports with Humane Society International.

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