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The European commission is shortly expected to to amend its rules governing the transport of animals which - without amendment - will end Britain’s ban on the live export of horses, ponies and donkeys for slaughter.

See amendment and the urgent need for its adoption

Latest News

April 26 - May 1 ~ Horse export disappointment "There is now nothing stopping the Government from going for a complete ban under the existing legislation..."

April 27 ~ "We are bitterly disappointed and frustrated..

April 27 ~ "...a spokesman for Mr Michael last week refused to divulge whether Mrs Beckett would take public opinion on board...

April 26 2004 ~ Do you or do you not intend to press for the UK opt out?

April 14 2004 ~WMN keeps up the horse export pressure "...Mr Michael, and his colleague Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Margaret Beckett, have now promised to re-examine the case for an opt-out, in readiness for their crucial negotiations in Luxembourg on April 26 and 27, which represents the last time to secure legal protection for equines for the foreseeable future."

April 12 - 18 ~ Horse Exports. The Minister for the Horse questions the existence of a moral reason for a ban ....

April 1 ~ HINT OF U-TURN ON LIVE HORSE EXPORTS

BLAIR WARNED OF 'DEEP UNREST' IF BAN FUDGED

April 1 ~ EXPORT HISTORY: UK BAN IS OBSOLETE

March 31 ~ Horse Exports. The Amendment has been passed. BECKETT MUST NOW WIN BACKING FOR UK OPT-OUT

March 31 ~ David Byrne says: "I am pleased that this would effectively maintain the UK’s restriction on the export of horses destined for human consumption"

March 30 2004 ~ No Live Exports Lobby takes fight to Europe

March 29 ~ James Gray protests against live export of horses "This practice has been banned for the last 70 years with good reason."

March 27 2004 ~ Horses Campaign goes to Europe

March 21 - 28 2004 ~ Defra Urged to Act in Horse Export Row

March 7 - 13 ~ DEFRA " “It is hard to make a case for the special treatment of horses.”

March 7 2004 ~ British horsemeat ban to be lifted

March 1 ~ Horse Passports - Discrepancies are set to cause further confusion among horse owners.