In accordance with Government guidance, companion animal rescue and rehoming organisations can remain open to provide for the ongoing needs of animals in their care. Guidance, updated in January 2021, is available for rescue, rehoming centres and organisations that are working in England during the third lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidance… Read more »
Welfare charities ask for public support to prevent horse welfare catastrophe and recommend solutions to fix ‘broken system’. A report released this week highlights that more responsible ownership, wider regulation and active enforcement needed to break the cycle of suffering. Seven leading animal welfare charities are calling on the public and the government for support… Read more »
The NCVO has made its member-only resources free to everyone because of the current situation. Their coronavirus pages include guidance to help you decide what steps you and your charity or voluntary organisation need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 virus. The information can be accessed here.
NEWC advises all its members to strictly adhere to the Government’s directive to stay at home unless it’s absolutely necessary to travel. Please keep your own health and safety in mind, as well as that of everyone around you. It is still considered ‘essential’ to attend to the welfare of horses and other livestock,… Read more »
The UK Government has issued advice for pet owners and livestock-keepers (including horses) on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus pandemic. Follow this link for the full report.
The COVID-19 ‘Top Ten Guidelines for Farriers’ has been produced by The Horse Trust in collaboration with The British Equine Veterinary Association, World Horse Welfare, University of Liverpool and British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, to ensure the safety of farriers and their customers.