A new global campaign calling for an end to the long-distance transport of live animals for slaughter was launched last month.

The Handle with Care campaign is led by the World Society for the Protection of Animals with support from Compassion in World Farming, RSPCA and International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).

It aims to bring an end to the transport of more than 100,000 horses a year in Europe.

The Handle with Care coalition has released a shocking undercover film at www.handlewithcare.tv

An ILPH spokesman told H&H: “We urge the public to contact the European Commission while we are presenting the governments with ways to end this trade.”

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (6 March, ’08)