WHW sets up meeting to discuss transporting conditions for horses

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WHW sets up meeting to discuss transporting conditions for horses

The World Horse Welfare charity is bringing together a team of scientists to discuss the concerns that face animals being transported across Europe to slaughter.

Horse insurance policyholders have been told that on Wednesday June 15th the group of professionals will meet in London to talk about topics including exhaustion, journey times and water provision.

Jo White, a campaigns advisor at World Horse Welfare, said: "We’ve brought this team of experts together to aid in developing proposals that will end the current and totally unacceptable suffering these horses endure."

The organisation added that every time a study is undertaken into this field, it has found exhausted and dehydrated horses that are suffering needlessly.

Recently, the British Horse Society (BHS) and NFU Mutual decided to team up to promote the safety and maintenance of horseboxes when transporting animals.

Mark Weston, director of access, safety and welfare at BHS noted this was an important issue that the partnership will be addressing.

June 07th 2011

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