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Send this message to Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission:


Urge the European Commission to suspend the import of horsemeat from non-EU countries that does not meet EU food safety standards.

Suspend Horsemeat Imports

Since 2010, Humane Society International has repeatedly written to the European Commission to highlight the fact that horsemeat from non-EU countries cannot meet EU food safety standards, because there is no way to guarantee that the horses haven’t been treated with banned substances. If the lucrative EU market disappears, the incentive for North and South American traders to buy up horses to send them to slaughter – often on long-distance transports - will also be gone. This could potentially spare the lives and suffering of innumerable animals.

HSI helped secure the EU suspension on horsemeat imports from Mexico, and with your help, we won’t stop until horsemeat that does not meet the EU food safety standards is no longer sold in the EU.



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