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The seventh meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare today saw the announcement that the European Commission is to mandate a new reference centre for ruminants and equines.
New EU reference centre to finally remove the blinkers on equine welfare
15 June 2020
World Horse Welfare intensified its international work amid the COVID-19 crisis. International projects with working horses, donkeys and mules around the world have adapted to deal with the impact of this pandemic.
International equine welfare projects adapt to protect horses through the pandemic
4 May 2020
New legislation in Chicago will prohibit the city from issuing licenses to operators of horse-drawn carriage businesses there.
Chicago considers ordinance to ban horse-drawn carriages
28 April 2020
In France horse owners can go to equestrian centers to help feed and care for their animals starting from April 24 2020.
COVID-19: Horse owners in France can care for their horses again
28 April 2020
Our member Panhellenic Equine Welfare Society member, Ippothesis launched an European Parliament petition on lack of equidae traceability because of EU law breach by Greek authorities
PETITION: Greek authorities breach the EU law when it comes to equidae traceability
27 April 2020
Thailand, already battling the spread of coronavirus, is now contending with another deadly viral outbreak—in horses
Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus
26 April 2020
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Cooperatives has banned the slaughter of donkeys in the country.
Kenya: Government bans slaughter of donkeys
28 February 2020
Estimates by the Kenya Agricultural and Research Organisation (KALRO) indicate that, in the last three years, over 350 000 donkeys have been slaughtered in the country.
East African donkey farmers ask Kenya to ban donkey trade
27 November 2019
He’s just a baby, but he can still learn important tasks like leading. According to Australian and New Zealand researchers, though, he’ll need a day off about every two or three days.
Research finds young foals in halter training need frequent days off
14 November 2019
Tens of thousands of wild horses and burros are ranging over federal land in the West, three times what the land can support, and the agency says its efforts to manage the herd are increasingly coming up short.
On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, wild horses are an asset, not a headache
12 November 2019
For the purpose of this position statement, a restrictive noseband is defined as one that is tight enough to prevent the placement of two adult fingers between the noseband and the frontal nasal plane.
Position paper brings scientific evidence of potential adverse effects of restrictive nosebands on horses
5 November 2019
Under Communism, farmers labored in the fields that stretch for miles around this town west of Budapest, reaping wheat and corn for a government that had stolen their land.
The Money Farmers: How oligarchs and populists milk the EU for millions
3 November 2019