On Friday, July 4th, as Americans around the U.S. celebrated Independence Day, Animals' Angels Inc. in conjunction with its international animal welfare coalition partners, Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA, Belgium), Tierschutzbund Zurich (TSB, Switzerland). Eyes on Animals (Netherlands), L214 (France) and Eurogroup for Animals met with some of the top players at the EU Commission in Brussels to continue pushing forward in the fight for winning the freedom of U.S. horses and spreading much needed advocacy on an international platform.
As many of you may already know from our previous newsletter, Animals' Angels investigators traveled to Texas this past week to argue bogus trespass charges that were filed against them. These charges were only filed as retaliation against our tireless work at the Presidio Export Pens in Texas.
Migros, Switzerland's largest retail company & supermarket chain has decided to terminate its contract with Bouvry Exports and will no longer buy meat from the Canadian supplier. The decision was made after Migros was confronted again with horrific images from the Bouvry feedlots provided by Animals’ Angels (AA) and its Swiss partner organization Tierschutzbund Zuerich (TSB).
It was a good day for our wild horses & burros today! The rally in Denver, CO was well attended and advocates from different organizations and compassionate individuals alike showed a unified front to fight for our Wild Ones. We at Animals' Angels really enjoyed being a part of this event and meeting so many strong, like minded advocates.
BUTLER, Ky. -- A Northern Kentucky man was charged with animal cruelty Monday after officers found 49 dead horses on his Pendleton County farm.
It has been a month now since the start of our European campaign against horse meat from the Americas. The heartbreaking images from our investigation in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay were show on major new channels in 4 European countries and have created an uproar among consumers, importers and governmental officials. Deen Supermarkets and Coop Supermarkets, two of the largest Dutch grocery chains have pulled all horse-meat products from their shelves indefinitely! In fact, Deen will immediately stop the sale of horsemeat from North and South America altogether!
We are proud to announce the commencement of the largest, transatlantic campaign ever initiated to fight horse slaughter.Aiming once again to target the slaughter industry from the consumer side, a highly influential alliance led by Animals' Angels USA is further exposing, in a new report, the painful conditions and cruelty endured by slaughter horses that become food.
The Swiss retailers Migros, Denner and Coop and importers like Skin Packing and Jemmely claim to have full traceability of the horsemeat they sell and import.
“It’s consumer deception”, says Sonja Meadows, president of Animals’ Angels Inc. “The public demands more transparency and honesty from the parties concerned. Consumers are being lied to, even though the intolerable conditions of horsemeat production in Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and Canada are known”, Meadows accuses retailers and importers.
I am sure that you still remember Animals’ Angels 2012 investigation at the Southwest Livestock Auction in Los Lunas, NM. It is one investigation I, myself, will always remember as one of the most horrific scenarios I have ever encountered. We found four dying horses that day, emaciated and bleeding.
In a global campaign, Animals’ Angels Inc. (AA USA) and our European Ally Tierschutzbund Zürich (TSB) have gathered extensive information about the horse slaughter industry.
Evidence obtained through investigations conducted throughout 2012 proves that horse meat imported from Canada, Argentina and Mexico and sold in Switzerland was produced in violation of EU as well as Swiss animal welfare standards. Additionally, we were able to prove that labels on packaged meat throughout Switzerland contain false information and that contrary to the claims of importers and distributors, the horses are not transported, cared for and slaughtered according to EU and Swiss standards.