Removing the Blinkers. The Health and Welfare of European Equidae in 2015

Removing the Blinkers
World horse welfare , 2015

How many horses, ponies, donkeys and mules are there in the EU? Where are they? What are they used for, and how are they kept?. These questions may sound simple - but until recently, they remained unanswered. Many European equines and large parts of the EU's equine sector were simply invisible to Europe's policy-makers - meaning that animal welfare and health policy and legislation could not take account of these animals' needs.

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