vineri, 20 mai 2011

The last wild horses of Europe - captured, tortured and sold for salami meat in Italy

Letea forest in Romania was the only place in Europe where you could see wild horses running free. Not anymore. Some locals felt that they can make some money from nobody’s horses and took advantage by the lack of legislation to chase the horses, capture and torture them, lock them in a yard. The next stop for about 71 wild horses is a slaughter house and then, their meat will be sold in Italy, where the horses will become a good salami…
The officials did’t move a finger to protect the wild horses, even on facebook, over 23.000 people asked the president of Romania to interviene. Why the president, you might ask? Because his wife is shown in all magazines as a horse lover, she is seen riding and she has a horse. Moreover, one of the president’s daughter, now a member of European Parliament, is also a declared horse lover and made a lot of fuss with her love for horses.

How could that happen? Few months ago, a TV station did a story about the wild horses and the western media was impressed by the lsat wild horses. But, the fame brought only trouble for the horses. The locals from CA Rossetti village claimed the horses are theirs and only by declaring on own responsability and with 2 witnesses one could become the owner of a wild horse…
Even the veterinary doctor admitted that the deal is almost illegal.
Only on may 18th the media, helped by the NGOs, discovered the terrible story from Danube Delta region.
Maybe too late for 49 horses transported already to the slaughter house in Brasov. From there, the meat is sold in Italy for 3 euro/kg.
The people from Bucharest and other cities are complaining on facebook, but the drama is going on, facebook cannot stop the massacre…

AND Here is Miss Basescu, horse-lover only during electoral campaigns...

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