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The study is part of an MSc project being undertaken in conjunction for the University of Derby, and is seeking to find a minimum of 40 interested participants. If you, your friends, family or colleagues can help by volunteering or spreading the word about this project among your contacts we would be really grateful. If you are interested in finding out more about the study and volunteering to be a participant, please get in touch with Jo White by email: j.white22@unimail.derby.ac.uk – thank you for your help and assistance.

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Abandonment

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.

For further advice please click here.

National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C.

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.

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Equine Crisis UK

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”.

Click here to read the latest report.

 

Homes needed

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.