Geronimo Răducu Brănescu
Romanian National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority
Dear Dr Răducu Brănescu and Mr Vasilescu,
A new PETA Germany investigation has brought to my attention the immense cruelty that horses face at markets across Romania.
As shown in the investigative footage, horses are forced to pull boulders, carriages with blocked wheels, and long, heavy tree trunks – all whilst being whipped and beaten by traders.
The footage clearly shows that exhausted horses are pushed to their limits – many even collapse.
I am shocked that such barbaric cruelty is commonplace in a European country. Please make the compassionate move and implement an immediate ban on horse markets in Romania.