There are now just 11 days left until the extended deadline (Feb 11th)  for MEP’s to sign Written Declaration 54/2009, calling for a review of the legislation governing the long distance transport of horses to slaughter. Please take a look at the list below to see how supportive MEP’s have been in your country; France 20 signatures 28% of MEPs have signed Slovenia 6...
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ERF are delighted to be part of the Member Society network of  WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals). WSPA review all memberships on an annual basis and have very kindly waived the membership fee for ERF for this coming year. The network is an international force that influences local decision makers and governments alike focussing on positive changes for animals worldwide. The WSPA...
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Disaster in Waiting

Two horses in Wiltshire in the UK have recently tested positive for EIA. They have been destroyed, and another 50 horses are currently under observation. They are believed to belong to dealers who keep their horses in large barns, and have a continual flow of horses through private customers and the sale rings. The potential for spread is alarming. This is a Notifiable Disease, with compulsory...
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Yesterday we bid farewell to our 2 beautiful Trotter mares as they headed off to their new home in the Dordogne. Lee and Eunice have become the girls new Guardians and we are sure they are going to be treated like princesses with them! Lily & Marcy came to us at the beginning of December with terribly neglected feet – you can see what they looked like here. Hoof neglect is such a major...
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It has been brought to our attention that there has been 3 cases of Piroplasmosis in the last few days around the Confolens (dept.16) area. Whilst we don’t want to scare monger people, it’s always worth checking your equines for ticks frequently and knowing the tell tale signs of Piroplasmosis.The ticks that have been the culprits recently have apparently been very small and can...
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