Last week ERF’s young male donkey, Vinnie, was successfully castrated. This is the first time that we have had an equine castrated lying down over here, normally they are left standing. Everything went smoothly and Vinnie was soon up on his feet and is now healing up nicely. If you are interested in becoming Vinnie’s guardian then please contact us at ERF. Vinnie’s new home...
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The beautiful and very charming Columbus set off to his new adoptive home in Brittany today, where he’ll live with Lyn and her other 2 horses. We wish them all the very best as they form their new friendship together. We’d also like to thank Lizzie and Sarah who have been kindly fostering Columbus these past few weeks and who have looked after him so well.
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On 16th February 2010,  a helpless donkey will be dragged onto the streets of Villanueva, Spain to make him participate in a ritual that makes him suffer, where he is ill treated and he endures an unnatural and cruel treatment. Law 5/2002 from the Animal Protection Act of Extremadura forbids these practices that, regretfully, are still carried out with the Council’s complicity and the silence...
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It is a well known fact that the Italians like their horsemeat, so much so that they are now the largest consumer of horsemeat in Europe. To meet demand, over 200,000 horses are slaughtered in Italy each year with a high percentage being imported from mainly Poland, Romania and France. Things could all be about to change though as politicians from all parties are considering banning the ...
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Unwanted Horses in America

The link below is to a superbly informative and unbiased article written by Veterinarian Tom Lenz about the problems faced by the horse population in America. Excluding the feral horses, in many ways it echoes problems faced by the horse everywhere. Indeed, it is similar to the UK in as much horses are shipped out of the country to slaughter. Food for thought. This quoted paragraph here...
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