Countdown to Friday!

Why? Because it’s our first AGM of course! Unfortunately it looks as though many of you can’t join us if the flood of proxy votes is anything to go by! It’s reassuring to know that we have your backing and all your encouraging messages have been very motivating – THANK YOU! For the few of you that haven’t yet used your proxy vote, please do send them in (with...
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In an effort to understand the French equine market in more detail, we have been researching the origins of horsemeat available in supermarkets within the different departments of France. Our findings so far indicate that France is a mass producer of horses for meat, but a fair proportion of those are not slaughtered here in France, but transported to Italy. The largest import of live horses...
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Unfortunately today was the day Titos lost his male trophies…..yes it was time for the little chap to be gelded! Castrating donkeys is more risky than performing the procedure on horses as they have a tendency to bleed a lot more. The procedure was performed with Titos standing the whole time. All went very well and as you can see he soon got down to his favourite...
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It was lovely to hear from Hugo’s adoptive family today with an update how brilliantly he is coming along. Pippa and Hugo have formed such a trusting bond and all the patience and kindness she has shown towards him are paying off. This once agressive and neglected pony has turned into an obliging friendly little chap and he and Pippa are enjoying hacking out and jumping logs...
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ERF are delighted to report that they helped to facilitate the rescue and re-homing of a lovely 9 month old donkey called Annie last weekend. Annie had been due to go to market the past weekend where her future would have been very uncertain – many of the foals from this market are taken straight for slaughter. Each year the farmer who owned Annie’s mother would breed a foal from...
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