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poitou charentes  Warning   upsetting post!   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceI was busy working on a post about a wonderful Paris blog when my Google Reader indicated a new post by Equine Rescue France.

I took a second to take a quick look and then, after a bit of thought, decided to create an ad-hoc post here to bring it to your attention.

I will warn you that some of the images on the Equine Rescue France site are quite disturbing but I do believe that they, and the work that Equine Rescue France perform, need to be brought to the widest possible audience.

I’ll say no more; it’s not for me to tell people what they should or shouldn’t eat (I’ve eaten horse and enjoyed it)  but even a carnivorous (if it moves, I’ll cook it rare and eat it), ex-abattoir worker like me knows that Being Cruel to Animals is just wrong!

I’ll be making a donation to Equine Rescue France as soon as this month’s chômage comes through….

I hope what little I can afford is a help?

I hope the horses can wait that long?

I hope that you might be able to find a penny or two as well?

The post is at Investigating Horse Markets – Our Findings.

There were 762 unique visitors to A Taste of Garlic on Saturday; if each of us could afford a few euros, what a difference that would make!

All the best

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  • By Jenny Lupton, ERF., May 25, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    Thank you for that, Keith. We do accept that horsemeat is part of the culture and the economy here in France, but we do not accept the disregard for these sentient beings that occurs behind the scenes. There is no excuse for cruelty and abuse.

  • By Diane, May 25, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    This is pure cruelty, no other word for it. Disgusting. Equine Rescue are doing an amazing job but they will never manage to overcome the people who simply do not care. Very sad. We just need to support where and when we can.

  • By fly in the web, May 25, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

    As disgusting as ever it was, and no good looking for any official intervention either.
    It’s not just horses…the whole meat industry from rearing to slaughter needs radical overhaul.

  • By Ange, May 25, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

    Well done Keith putting it up. I’m with Fly in the Web – the whole thing needs an overhaul. But seriously – how can these people look themselves in the mirror each morning. Sorry excuses for humans being able to treat animals this way.

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