World Horse Welfare Annual Conference explores welfare challenges facing horses now and in the future
Results of ground-breaking study into owner attitudes show over 70% of owners who have no previous equine end of life experience have no plan in place
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Today World Horse Welfare welcomed Defra’s announcement that CCTV will be made mandatory in all English slaughterhouses.
It is an illegal offence to abandon any animal, with a possible 51 week prison sentence, a fine up to £20,000 – or both. NEWC has seen an increase in the number of abandoned horses over the last few years and reports of horses straying on roads, abandonments at livery yards, and horses being dumped on private or council land have increased.
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The National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C. works to protect horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, by providing support, guidance and a communication forum to equine organisations, businesses and charities to help raise equine welfare standards nationwide.
Six welfare charities have issued an updated report about the current equine crisis in the UK, entitled “Left on the verge: In the grip of a horse crisis in England and Wales”.
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Are you looking for a horse, pony or donkey? If you are in this fortunate position, have you considered offering to rehome from one of our member charities? Each animal rehomed will free up a space, making it possible for charities to help more horses, ponies and donkeys in desperate need. Please click here to find out more.
RSPCA Peanut, SE Yorkshire. Peanut is a yearling 14hh black cob. Peanut is good to catch and handle. He stands patiently for the Farrier and Vet and is very social in the field with others. Peanut would make a lovely ridden pony in the future and go on in any sphere for a teenager or small adult. He needs someone with experience of starting young Read more →
RSPCA Titus, Northumberland. Titus is a 4 year old 13 hh piebald gelding Cob. We think Titus would make a lovely ridden pony in the future and go on in any sphere for a teenager or adult. He needs someone with experience of starting young horses. He lives in a herd and would be easy to fit into most groups. Could live in or Read more →
Felix. HorseWorld. Located in Bristol. Felix is a three year old 11.2hh, and still growing, bay Cob x gelding. Felix came to HorseWorld in January 2015 from a site where a number of horses were being fly grazed. He was found severely emaciated alongside a stream where another young colt’s body could be seen dead in the Read more →