She is one of the thousands of victims of this vast international horse traffic judged for a week in Marseille. A traffic based on the falsification of identification books and health documents of equines, in order to allow their slaughter and the sale of their meat to butchers for human consumption.
Aline’s eyes inevitably mist up when this 40-year-old from Gerbéviller mentions “Ténor du Pluvinage”, her former horse. “A French trotter, with whom I did a little endurance, driving and especially hiking. My parents bought it for me when I was 14 or 15. He gave me a lot of love. He was part of the family, he was like a child. »
“For me, he was the saviour”
In 2013, Aline separated from her partner and the 25-year-old horse ended up in a meadow belonging to her…