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Top event rider to teach young people about horse welfare


Equine event rider Mary King has teamed up with Blue Cross to help children and young people learn more about the responsibilities of pet ownership.

Mary stars in a new educational video highlighting the growing problems associated with the horse welfare crisis.

Volunteer education speakers, supported by videos featuring Mary, will spread the word about the five welfare needs, and the need to breed responsibly. 

Blue Cross education officer Gemma Taylor said: “In terms of horses, the biggest issue is the sheer number of them needing our help.


“Too many horses and not enough homes mean that UK charities are being swamped with abandoned, unwanted and neglected horses and ponies.

"We are thrilled to have teamed up with Mary King to help encourage people to understand and engage with the problem to help prevent it from escalating.”

Image courtesy of Blue Cross

 

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AWF Student Grant open for submissions

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 Applications are open for the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Student Grant Scheme for innovative research projects designed to impact animal welfare.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of veterinary science, veterinary nursing, agriculture studies and animal welfare are invited to submit their proposals to undertake research projects next year.

Grants are decided based on the project’s innovation, relevance to topical animal welfare issues and ability to contribute towards raising animal welfare standards. For more information visit animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk.  

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SPANA film highlights plight of working animals overseas

Animal welfare charity SPANA (The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has teamed up with Brian Blessed and other famous voices to highlight the plight of working animals overseas.

In a new animated film, the celebrities raise awareness by showing the solidarity of the UK's own working animals on strike. A sniffer dog (Brian Blessed), police horse (Peter Egan) and sheepdog (Deborah Meaden) are shown ignoring their duties and protesting in solidarity with animals in developing countries.

SPANA chef executive Geoffrey Dennis said: "We are so grateful to Deborah, Peter and Brian for lending their voices to our new film, and for speaking up for millions of working animals overseas. SPANA believes that a life of work should not mean a life of suffering, and it is only thanks to people’s generosity and support that we can continue our vital work improving the lives of these animals."