Long-distance transportation of horses to slaughter in Europe

Every year, around 54,000  stressed horses are packed into trucks and driven long distances across Europe to slaughter. Exhausted, diseased, injured and travelling for days over thousands of miles: these horses are desperate for food, water and rest.

We need you to help us to convince the European Commission to introduce a maximum journey limit of 9 to 12 hours, ending the torment caused by these relentless journeys.


These journeys are not necessary.

Long-distance transport to slaughter - stressed and sweating stallion, abnormal posture, resting leg in empty water trough

There are licensed slaughterhouses across Europe - but despite this these journeys continue, often passing many slaughterhouses that could take the horses on the way. We want to see a short finite journey limit introduced to prevent needless suffering.

We need supporters like you to join the campaign to end these journeys. Public pressure is an essential part of changing the law to end these journeys. You can help by becoming a campaigner and getting involved in activities like letter writing, collecting petition signatures or spreading the word about the campaign.

Join with us to call for an end to this barbaric practice by taking action now .....