Some sad stories and good advice from World Horse Welfare this week- be careful whom you sell/loan your horse to! WHW have had reports of people selling/loaning their horses only to find out that they have been put to slaughter. One of these cases is that of Jemma, who gave her beloved horse to a trader with the promise of continued contact if rehoming was a possibility. Jemma later found out that her horse had been slaughtered. Police will not prosecute and but it is because of cruelty like this that WHW welfare exists- to be a body that can push for new legislation, and can support horses and horse owners everywhere. Please donate to support their amazing work. For the full article.
£8,134.86 have been raised for the fly fringe appeal in Honduras! This appeal was launched in March last year when WHW visitors in Honduras realized that the working horses there are constantly plagued by biting flies causing open sore wounds around their eyes. Fly fringes are a simple way of making honduras horses just a little bit healthier and happier. Don’t forget to donate to support this work, and visit the full article.
Fancy a bit of running? Four spaces left with WHW for the Brighton Marathon! If you are interested in running the London Marathon or Brighton Marathon for World Horse Welfare contact Frances on 01953 497210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (not affiliated, but raising money for!)
Another win for world horse welfare as a woman in Kent is issued a 5 year ban for keeping her animals in appalling conditions. One of the ponies was found with only sand in his intestine and three ponies had to be euthenised as there was no hope of saving them. Without your support WHW would not be able to save such animals, so please, Donate!
Huge opportunity with World Horse Welfare to participate in a once in a lifetime event- Andrew Gould, world renowned dressage expert is going to be in Norfolk on Thursday 22 March 2012, giving a dressage workshop. For those of you interested, check out the the full story! 🙂
People buy free range chickens because they believe in eating food that has lived in humane conditions before we eat it. The same is not true for horse meat- every year, 80,000 stressed horses are packed into trucks and driven long distances across Europe to slaughter. Exhausted, diseased, injured and travelling for days over thousands of miles: these horses are desperate for food, water and rest. Please help WHW tell the European Comission that this needs to stop. Sign the petition– it will only take you two minutes!
Well, just updating you on the reasons why you’re visiting this blog and hopefully donating– World Horse Welfare has secured the help of US vets to work in Honduras. These means more beautiful horses will live longer and healthier lives and their owners will be better off for it! WHW can’t keep up this kind of work without your help so please- donate! (Full Article)
Stories like this are really what motivates me to support World Horse Welfare. A 65 year old woman has been banned from keeping horses for life after keeping horses in horrendous conditions for an extended period of time. Horror stories in this case include keeping 12-15 decaying carcasses of horses in a shed, horses being indiscriminately bred and starved, some to death. World Horse Welfare has rescued the horses and some have already been re homed. To keep supporting this kind of work, please Donate! (Full Aritcle)