ANIMAL charity Equine Rescue France has been spending many hours at horse markets in France investigating the conditions many of the animals face.
The charity has written a detailed article on what it has found, as well as featuring some worrying photographic evidence.
There is a clear disregard for many of the EU transport laws – highly unsuitable vehicles used for transportation (two ponies even came out of the boot of a car!), inhumane loading practices, mixing horses and donkeys, entires and mares with all ages and all sizes being crammed so tightly into vans that the doors needed a lot of force just to shut against them.
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