In the US in 2007, when the government bowed to pressure from animal rights groups, the processing plants for horses were closed and the last horses slaughtered legally. Unfortunately, those lobbying had not considered in full the catastrophic result on all the horses who remain unwanted. The most important misconception was the belief that the abattoirs only existed for people to make money from...
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As an association, if an animal is accepted into the lifetime care of ERF, we follow through on that responsibility to the best of our ability. When we homecheck a potential guardian, they must comply with the criteria we specify before we will allow an equine to go under their care. The animal is passported into our ownership and remains in our name, and our property. Unlike some associations,...
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Mother and son donkeys, Manon and Rowan, have been in their new adoptive home for 5 months now. You can read about how they came to be ERF donkeys by clicking on their story here. Rowan is now 11 months old and is really starting to look like a big grown up donkey! Rowan and the adopters other young donkey, Boy, were gelded at the same time a few months back, and they are now happily back in with...
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ERF had a great day yesterday at the Etcetera fun day in Lessac (16). Thank you so much to all the generous supporters who donated, bought raffle tickets, clothing, cakes, books, or simply came along for a chat. A big welcome and a thank you to all our new members who joined yesterday. Your support is very much appreciated. This year saw more people through the doors than last year, giving us an...
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Back on the homechecking travels yesterday, and off to see Daisy and Dora. It’s lovely to see how their guardians are so diligent in the way they care for them. The donkeys have various ‘rooms’ in the barn to choose from, including a choice of beds in the section nearest the house. Every evening, they come up the hill and shout for their supper, and are never...
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