Turkish serum lab is caught killing horses

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2006:

ANKARA–Undercover video aired in Turkey and parts of Europe
in March 2006, posted by PETA in April, showed workers at the
government-run Refik Saydam Hygiene Center in Ankara slashing the
throats of terrified horses and slowly bleeding them to death to take
blood for use in serum products.
A spokesperson for Refik Saydam told ANIMAL PEOPLE on June 6,
2006 that the video was made in 2005, and that as of October 29,
2005 the company had switched to drawing horse blood just as blood is
drawn from humans. Several litres of blood may be taken from each
The spokesperson said that the nine horses from whom blood
was drawn on October 29, 2005 are still at the center, “in natural
and proper life conditions, with regular care and feeding.” If the
horses are properly looked after, they can give blood weekly for

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