Posted by Jenny on Jan 19, 2013 in Association News | 2 comments
This SKY NEWS article is a must read for anyone who breeds indiscriminately, or passes on older or lame horses – Turner’s Abattoir, Cheshire is where many of these horses end up.
The answer is not no slaughterhouses, but more that are regularly and diligently policed by welfare bodies. This is happening because these abattoirs are inundated with more unwanted animals than they can...
Posted by Jenny on Oct 31, 2012 in Association News | 0 comments
This is the link from the Italian Horse Protection Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/ihp-italian-horse-protection-association/parma-cavalli-tenuti-in-pessime-condizioni-intervento-di-ihp-e-striscia-la-notiz/530579993636934 – the rough translation is below.
It has to be the classic situation where ignorance in the end becomes ill treatment: there is no other explanation as to...
Posted by Jenny on Oct 29, 2012 in Association News | 0 comments
Yvelines is situated on the Western boundary of the Parisien region Ile -de-France. There have been three new outbreaks of EHV-1. The pin marks the centre of Yveslines, not the outbreak location.
The copy on this page is from the AHT link below.
Interim Report – October 2012 #16 (26.10.12)
Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) –...
Posted by Jenny on Jun 29, 2012 in Association News | 2 comments
Mimi is the luckiest little mule in France – after viewing her fig tree antics, Wanda (who has the gorgeous Knaven) finally succumbed to Mimi’s charms and decided she would adopt her!
We at ERF couldn’t be happier! Mimi is a very special person, and needs someone with a lot of experience who will understand and enjoy her little quirks. Wanda and Vanessa fit the bill perfectly,...
Posted by Jenny on Jun 14, 2012 in Association News | 0 comments
Yesterday, we received some photos of one of our superstars, Goliath, who has been in his home with Wanda for a few years now. I asked Wanda to write a little bit for us, and she very kindly obliged immediately, and sent us back this piece.
I’ve adopted Knaven from the ERF in february 2009, he’s a big Clydesdale, since he has been working with us and my other...
Posted by Jenny on Jun 13, 2012 in Association News | 2 comments
Ebony’s laminitis is well under control, there has been no sign of an attack, or any problems whatsoever with her feet since she arrived in January. The farrier is very happy with her progress. She has had a wolf tooth removed so is now ready to have a bit her mouth to be started for riding. Ruby will be started at the same time.
They are both still looking for their forever homes. They...
Posted by Jenny on Apr 23, 2012 in Association News | 1 comment
Unfortunately, yet again our gorgeous Shetlands are in need of a new home. There has been a change in their guardian’s circumstances, and they’re now in short term foster care with one of the ERF team.
These adorable, loving and very gentle natured ponies deserve to be in a “forever” loving home where they can live out the rest of their lives peaceful and happily.
Posted by Jenny on Jan 29, 2012 in Association News | 0 comments
Due to a change of circumstances and relocation abroad for their previous guardians, Ruby and Ebony have come back to the Dordogne for a short while.
They have their own little paddock and barn, next door to my horses and Mimi. Madge is totally besotted by them, she’s gone all moon-eyed, and is desperate to be their friend.
Ossie, although initially indifferent, is now furious at her...
Posted by Jenny on Dec 5, 2011 in Association News | 6 comments
Mimi is still looking for a new permanent home, but in the meantime her education will continue here.
As she came off the lorry, both my horses – who have never seen a mule before – were astonished at her. Especially when she talked, as she sounds like nothing they (or I) had heard before – eyes on stalks all round at the big-eared girl with the voice of a hoarse dog!
Posted by Jenny on Oct 19, 2011 in Association News | 0 comments
Our gorgeous Shetlands, have moved to pastures new.
Unfortunately we had to take them back from their previous guardian as he had not fulfilled the necessary health care for the ponies.
It never ceases to amaze us that people will happily accept the conditions of a contract, sign it, and then blatantly ignore their obligations. Luckily our contract ensures we can take any equine back if the...
Posted by Jenny on Sep 22, 2011 in Association News | 17 comments
A couple of years ago, we at ERF fought a long and difficult battle with the ‘rescue’ sites in the UK, trying to explain to them that most of the French ‘rescue’ sites were merely fronts for dealers, and the ludicrous prices being paid for very sick and sorry animals, or youngstock, were simply lining the pockets of dealers who laughed all the way to the bank.
Posted by Trina on Sep 20, 2011 in Association News, Hugo | 0 comments
A few months back we received a very sad email to say that Hugo’s adopters were sadly having to hand Hugo back to ERF due to relocating back to the UK. It was an emotional time as Hugo, our first rescue, had been with the family for so long and their daughter,Pippa, had built up an amazing bond with him.
Luckily for Hugo, fate was on his side! The family who adopted Perry from us decided...
Posted by Jenny on Sep 13, 2011 in Association News | 5 comments
We have been asked about the traffic of horses to slaughter between the UK and Mainland Europe, so I have drafted this to try and help raise awareness of how the trading of horses destined for the dinner plate works.
At ERF, we are fully aware that despite public statements to the contrary from various official bodies, horses are still exported live from the UK to France. There are many myths...
Last month we were reported a case of 2 donkeys with terribly overgrown hooves. We see so many cases like this, often on a weekly basis, but it nice to be able to report such a rapid and positive outcome. We have to thank not only the person who alerted us to their plight, but also the DDSV in department 79, who have always responded to our welfare cases so efficiently and swiftly, as they went...
Posted by Trina on Aug 27, 2011 in ERF rescues | 3 comments
ERF rescued Trotter mares, Lily and Marcy, are once again looking for their forever home. You can read their story here of when we originally rescued them from shocking conditions and their subsequent rehoming in January last year here.
Very sadly, and to our disgust and dismay, their new adopter did not give these beautiful horses the care and attention they needed and flouted the conditions of...