A calendar called Horses containing of photos taken Linda McCartney is being sold to raise awareness of the trade in horses for meat for the Brighton-based charity Viva! The calendar was made with the help of Sir Paul and his family, who are supporting the campaign.
A spokesman for Sir Paul said: "Linda loved horses and it is appropriate we are campaigning to end the cruel and barbaric export of live horses from Poland to Italy, France and Belgium for meat. These animals face up to five days' transport in overcrowded lorries, often without rest, food or water. They arrive injured, exhausted, terrified and frequently dead."
Sir Paul himself stated: "I love horses and have great respect for them as beautiful, sensitive animals. I believe they have the right to be treated with respect and love."
For more information, contact Viva! at 12 Queen Square, Brighton BN1 3FD
Tel: 01273 777688
Fax: 01273 776755
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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