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Animal Lovers Urged to Participate in EC Online Consultation

The UK's leading international equine welfare charity is calling on all animal lovers to participate in a European Commission online consultation on animal transportation, to be held from 2-16 December.

For many years the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) has been lobbying the EC and governments both at home and abroad to improve the
conditions endured by horses and donkeys during their long distance transport into Europe for slaughter.

Comments Keith Meldum, ILPH European Adviser, "We are delighted that the Commission has set up the online consultation to allow EU citizens to participate in
the decision making process. This is indeed an encouraging proactive response to the thousands of letters they have received on the issue of animal welfare during

"It is really good news and shows just how seriously Commissioner Byrne is taking the transportation issue. I'm sure that the online debate will serve to highlight the
overwhelming public support for stopping the long distance transport of animals for slaughter altogether."

The ILPH is asking everybody who is concerned about the long distant transport of any animals for slaughter, whether horses in Europe or British lambs and sheep from the UK to southern Europe to log on to to have their say between 2 and 16 December.


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