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Iceland’s Blood-Mares Video Emerges, Probe Ordered

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Iceland is one of only three countries in the world to permit farmers to extract blood from pregnant mares at so-called blood farms.

Reykjavik, Iceland: 

Iceland have launched an enquiry after a shocking video emerged via animal welfare associations  showing maltreatment of horses.

Iceland is one of only three countries in the world to permit farmers to extract blood from pregnant mares at so-called blood farms.

A 20-minute video published on Youtube by the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) and Tierschutzbund Zurich associations showed farm personnel beating and maltreating horses, weakened after losing blood containing a hormone used notably to bolster pig fertility.

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