US Horsemeat Trade in Europe July 2009
The Animals Angels investigators went to Europe to research the distribution of US horse meat arriving from Canada and Mexico. Every month, the Mexican plants that slaughter US horses export thousands of tons of horse meat for the European companies Multimeat N.V. and Visser & Van Walsum B.V. According to documents obtained by Animals Angels, last year both companies shipped more than 13 million pounds of horse meat to Europe.
The investigation revealed that the price of horsemeat is as high as 27 Euros/kg (approx. 18 USD/lbs.) and that European consumers apparently are not aware of the origin of the meat. Animals’ Angels will work on creating awareness among these consumers about what they are eating and the suffering involved in this predatory business.