Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

Brussels, 22 March 2023

Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘End The Horse Slaughter Age’.

The organisers of the initiative call on the Commission to propose a law banning the slaughter of horses, including also their breeding and export for the production of fur, leather, meat or for the manufacture of medicines or other substances. They also call for the ban on long-distance transportation of horses across Europe for slaughter and for the protection of horses from doing excess work or hard training. The decision to register is of a legal nature and does not prejudge the final legal and political conclusions of the Commission on this initiative and the action it will intend to take, if any, in case the Initiative obtains the necessary support. As the European Citizens’ Initiative fulfils the formal conditions, the Commission considers that it is legally admissible. The Commission has not analysed the substance of the proposal at this stage.

For more information, a detailed press release is available online.

Source – EU Commission

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