One of our ERF supporters had been unlucky enough to fall within the 2km radius for quarantining and compulsory testing for EIA, after two positive cases of the disease were identified locally. She was obviously very worried about her horses when she discovered that the disease is considered ‘notifiable’ under EU regs, and that any animal found to be positive is euthanased.
Thankfully the area has now been given the all clear, and you can read her BLOG about her concerns here.
It’s hard to believe that the lives of these two lovely girls in the photo above could easily have been at risk because of the knock on effect of the illegalities of the meat trade.
Until import and export regulations are properly adhered to, there is always going to be a risk of this disease spreading. It is so important to fight to restrict the journey times of meat horses across the EU, and campaign for slaughter in country of origin.