World Horse Welfare is bringing together a group of distinguished scientific experts in a bid to develop recommendations that will help address key welfare concerns currently facing horses being transported long distances across Europe to slaughter.

The leading international horse charity has arranged the meeting of experts in London on Wednesday 15 June 2011, during which professionals from across Europe and the USA will share their knowledge and experience. Exhaustion, journey times, dehydration and water provision are the topics being examined: all serious concerns that World Horse Welfare has documented during field investigations along Europe’s routes to slaughter.

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