Did you know Australia is the world leader in the cruel industry of live exports? The Handle with Care coalition is an international alliance of 10 leading animal welfare organisations (led by the World Society for the Protection of Animals) which opposes the cruelty and suffering caused to millions of animals around the world by transporting them unnecessarily long distances just to be...
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Working together

A few weeks ago, we received a comment on our rescue page from a welfare organisation in Russia asking for our help in publicising the plight of two horses being taken on a long distance voyage from their homeland to Paris (see below). Disturbed by the information given, we felt we had to act to help the team at Equihelp in Russia. However, as we are the other side of France to where the horses...
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At ERF we get lots of emails from people wanting to rescue an equine themselves but needing advice on how and where to start. After lots of emails being exchanged, ERF member Gina arranged to accompany us on our trip down to the holding yard in dept 24 (to save the donkeys) to see if she could help a horse that otherwise could be going for meat. Unfortunately we saw some lovely horses meet...
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These photos say it all – we’ve had some pretty difficult times since we have set up ERF and we’ve all spent a lot of money that we really can’t afford, but this weekend has reminded us why we do it. A week ago we took in Titan (who we’ve renamed Wilbur as it just seems to fit) – a bag of bones left in a barn for 7 months with appalling feet. When we touched...
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 Today ERF went high-tech as Nanette’s feet were x-rayed to assess the damage her over-grown hooves have caused. The Donkey Sanctuary have generously agreed to fund Nanette’s treatment given her background, and requested the x-rays so we can agree the farrier work required. Fortunately, our local equine vet has one of the very few portable x-ray machines in France so duly turned up...
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