equine welfare 4 results

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...