Please help us to help vulnerable animals. Every action counts:
- You can help to end Europe’s single biggest abuse of horses – NOW.
Every year, 100,000 horses are transported across Europe for slaughter. The terrible conditions as they make their long journeys mean that they suffer from disease, dehydration, exhaustion and injury – all for a needless trade. The infrastructure already exists to make slaughter at source and a carcase trade possible.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are elected to represent you in Brussels and can influence the laws governing these journeys – so tell them what you think of this practice. Please write to your MEP asking them to sign Written Declaration 54/2009. If more than half of all MEPs sign this before 21st January 2010, we will be one step closer to ending these brutal and totally unnecessary journeys.
Please write to your MEP asking them to sign Written Declaration 54/2009. If more than half of all MEPs sign this before 21st January 2010, we will be one step closer to ending these brutal and totally unnecessary journeys. These animals can be slaughtered in their country of origin and do not have to be dragged half way across Europe.
If less than 50% of MEPs support the Declaration it will fail, weakening the case for new laws ending the long-distance transportation of horses to slaughter in the European Union. Please use the template letter below to contact your MEP today, and ask your friends in Europe and the UK to do the same. You can find out who your MEPs are by visiting. Find your MEP and check that they have signed Written Declaration 54/2009 here.
(translations available below)
Why not cut and paste the template letter into an email for your MEPs? Or contact them using social networking sites, such as Twitter? A large number of politicians have Twitter accounts, making it much easier to get in contact.
If your MEPs have signed the Written Declaration, do you know anyone in Europe that could write their MEPs? Or can you write to other MEPs using the translated letters?