Reality of meat industry

IN light of the recent horsemeat scandal, it seems appropriate that March is Animal Aid’s annual Veggie Month.

A great deal of attention has been given to the labelling of meat products and possible contamination with potentially health- threatening horse drugs.

Little has been said about the welfare of the animals who died to produce this meat.

Throughout Europe, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens and horses are routinely transported hundreds of miles across borders crammed into suffocating trucks with no access to food or water only to be killed at the end of their journey.

The flesh is stripped from their bones, processed into huge frozen cubes, and repeatedly traded across the continent before being mixed into cheap burgers and mince.

This is the reality of the modern meat industry.

Anyone who wishes to stop this appalling trade by adopting a meat-free diet can request a free ‘Go Veggie’ pack by calling 01732 364546 or sending an e-mail to

Ben Martin,

Animal Aid,