31 Jan 2014
As the celebrations begin for the Chinese Year of the Horse, by a cruel irony, Britain’s horses and ponies are likely to be facing the worst twelve months in living memory.
This warning comes from The British Horse Society, one of Britain&rsqu...
28 Jan 2014
A Welsh Bill providing local authorities with the tools to combat fly grazing, abandonment and the straying of horses comes into force today. But while charities welcome the decisive action of Wales, they fear this could mean real trouble for England
14 Jan 2014
Lee Hackett, BHS Director of Equine Policy, looks at an insidious side to the current equine welfare crisis - the cheap selling on of 'rescued' and unwanted horses, and their worrying fates.
13 Jan 2014
Two of the UK’s most prevalent equine welfare problems have come to the fore in the latest issue of British Horse, the membership magazine of The British Horse Society.
27 Nov 2013
The need for urgent Government action to end the neglect of thousands of horses by addressing the illegal and unacceptable practice of fly grazing in England was the subject of a recent Westminster Hall debate - but Defra has been reluctant to act.
15 Nov 2013
The British Horse Society has welcomed the suggestion from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal that a debate is needed into Britain's attitude towards horsemeat and how this might impact on equine welfare.
26 July 2013
Before his talk at 2013’s Annual Members Meeting, Professor Derek Knottenbelt spoke to us about his career, the BHS support scheme 'Friends at the End', and what he feels are the most pressing issues in welfare today. Watch the interview here.
1 July 2013
As temperatures soar and we all try desperately to top up our tans, it is important not to forget that it isn’t just us people who suffer in the heat.
Many horses will find the current heatwave uncomfortable, but the good news is there is ple...
19 June 2013
A south Wales man has been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of 27 horses. The verdict came a month after his two sons admitted offences relating to the same group of equines.
3 Apr 2013
The Equine Sector Council is appealing to as many horse owners as possible to complete a short questionnaire on horse passports.
Defra withdrew funding for the National Equine Database in September 2012, leading to its closure. This means ther...
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