Our Positions

Find out about what we believe on a range of key horse welfare topics in the UK and around the world.

Find out about what we believe on a range of key horse welfare topics in the UK and around the world.

Long distance transport for slaughter
Our goal is to stop the long-distance transport of horses across Europe to slaughter by 2027.
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Horse welfare at slaughter
The slaughter of horses is a very emotive topic but it can be an acceptable end of life option.
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Horse welfare during transport
Transportation can be very stressful for many horses but we can take steps to reduce this.
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Equine rescue centres and sanctuaries
Ensuring good welfare standards at all places where vulnerable horses are cared for.
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Horses and fireworks
Fireworks can cause stress and fear in horses and potentially result in severe accidents.
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Exiting the European Union
Equine welfare must be considered during Brexit planning.
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Equine ID and traceability
Correct identification ensures horses are visible and their welfare is better protected.
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Horse crisis in the UK
More than 6,000 horses at risk of neglect or suffering in England and Wales.
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Horse welfare enforcement
Enforcement of legislation is critical to ensuring the welfare of horses around the world.
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Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
Horses are a vital and relevant part of human society across the world.
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Protecting horses from disease
There is an ever present and increasing threat of disease affecting our horses globally.
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Sentience
Animal sentience must be recognised in law to protect horse welfare.
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Sentencing
Maximum sentences must be tough and proportionate to discourage animal cruelty.
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Exports and imports from/to the UK
Horse export and import laws in the UK should be better enforced to protect biosecurity and their welfare.
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Responsible horse ownership
Encouraging and supporting responsible ownership is the cornerstone of horse welfare.
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Horses in sport
We support the responsible use of horses in sport so long as their welfare is put first.
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Horse meat scandal
In early 2013, it came to light that horse meat had been mislabelled as beef, highlighting just how little information is available to consumers on where their food comes from.
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