This decision was long overdue, since GVFI was well aware of the grave problems in the horse slaughter industry as of the very first expose aired on Swiss TV in 2013. However, the horse meat giant previously tried to use their significant influence to bring conditions up to EU standards. However, now the company has realized that, as has been reported by Animals' Angels and Tierschutzbund Zuerich (TSB) over and over again, meat traceability simply cannot be guaranteed with the systems currently in place in Mexico, Canada, Uruguay and Argentina, and therefore decided to instead end imports from these countries altogether.
Animals' Angels is gratified to see that the dangerous work of our investigators and our Swiss partner organization Tierschutzbund Zuerich (TSB) continues to reduce the market for American horse meat. We will move ever forward in our work to ensure that the demand declines until the horses are safe from this horrendous industry altogether.
To learn more about Animals' Angels, Inc. and our investigations into the horse slaughter industry as well as other animal welfare related issues, please visit our website at www.animalsangels.org.