Horse welfare 9 results
  • Sustainability in the equestrian sector, a new report

    At the Goteborg Horse Show in Sweden a report about sustainability in the equestrian sector will be presented. The report is written in a cooperation between Lövsta Stuteri, Det Naturliga Steget, ZeroMission, Got Event and the Swedish equestrian federation. Good collaboration between five strong players with a common idea led to a booklet on horses and sustainable development. It contributes to an overview of the challenges related to keeping horses and hope to inspire others how they can ...
  • Roadmap to better equine welfare in the European Union

    In May 2014 the European Commission hosted the first ever equine expert meeting. We wrote about it in another article. As a follow up on this meeting in 2014 World Horse Welfare and the Eurogroup for Animals just published a report called 'removing the blinkers'. The report provides an overview of the equidae and the equine sector in the EU. It uncovers welfare problems, analyses legislation currently affecting them and recommends how legislation can better protect horses in Europe. Although ...
  • Natural fly spray company looking for funding on Kickstarter

    Two years of research went into developing a natural fly spray that is not jam packed with chemicals, but mild on the horse, yet effective in chasing away bugs and flies. The campaign on Kickstarter tells the story behind the product: Brooke is a chemical engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University and is one of the biggest horse lovers out there. While in organic chemistry, Brooke became curious about the ingredients in all the products she was using on her horses. After ...
  • Equures, the horse industry’s commitment to sustainability

    Carefully planned over the past few years and initiated in 2014 during the World Equestrian games, the EquuRES quality seal is the very first environmental program dedicated to the horse industry, in all of its segments: equestrian centers, training facilities, breeding farms, stables dedicated to competitions and racing... The “Sustainable Development” concept appeared in the late 1980s and gradually arose to encompass every type of human activity, whether economic or societal. It obviou...
  • Indepth article on working horses and donkeys

    Reading tip: a wonderful indepth article by Stephanie L. Church, editor in chief of thehorse.com, about the working horses and donkeys and the challenges and health issues NGO's encounter. “We know that for the whole world it might be only a donkey, mule, or horse, but for the marginalized poor owner it is the whole world.”Ganesh Pande of Shramik Bharti, a Brooke India partner organization Not only does it cover the challenges in detail, featuring many specialistst on the subject, it is ...
  • Let the horses run free; wild horses in Europe

    The non-profit organisation Rewilding Europe launched it's new study "rewilding horses in Europe". It is the first of its kind on this exciting topic, providing the necessary background information as well as practical guidelines. The European wild horse is strangely enough both extinct and at the same time still present. Officially it is extinct since the early 1900s, but at the same time its genome is not lost and still exists across several types of old, original horses: from Exmoors in ...
  • Introducing zero-waste horse bedding recycling

    I must admit that the thought of recycling horse bedding made me frown at first. But having reviewed the information provided by the Canadian company Greenscene Agritek  (GSA), I came to the conclusion that this is a great concept that is worth to be adapted widely by the world wide equestrian community. GSA's general manager Paul Cross guides us through the world of bedding recycling. How does it work? The basic principle is simple. Wood fiber horse bedding gets collected after ...
  • Equine welfare on European Commission agenda

    Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to hold its first ever equine expert meeting in Brussels on 7 May 2014. The meeting will gather experts from across European Member States to explore the state of play on equine welfare across Europe and the role of regulation. Currently there is no specific EU legislation in place to safeguard the welfare of Europe’s equines despite the contribution of equine industry to Europe’s economies. The meeting will also ...