Animals’ Angels, an investigative agency dedicated to animal rights, has announced a sharp decline in horsemeat imports to the European Union and Switzerland from Canada. The organization reports that from January to August 2016, horse meat exports to France, Belgium, and Switzerland from Canada was 27.8 million CAD, a nearly 50% drop from 54 million CAD during the same period in 2015.

As a result of this decreased demand, Animals’ Angels also reports that, according to Canadian import/export data, there’s been a 27% decline of horses imported to Canada from the United States year-to-date.

In 2012, Animals’ Angels launched a vigorous campaign in conjunction with their European partners to expose the truth behind the Canada slaughter pipeline. In exposing the inhumane conditions horses face, the falsification of equine health records, and by raising concerns of equine drugs entering the food system, the organization has managed to significantly impact Canada’s horse slaughter industry.

Read the full report by Animals’ Angels and learn more about their efforts to end inhumane horse slaughter.

By Ashley Fairfield-Remeza