Horse Society focuses on prevention of neglect by education
of equine welfare
British Horse Society is to focus its welfare resources more specifically
at prevention of neglect to equines by developing its on-going role
charity has always recognised that it has a key role to play in
raising welfare standards for horses. The decision has been taken
by the BHS Board of Trustees to re-focus the Society's resources
currently spent on its national rescue centre in order to build
on the expertise that already exists within the BHS to provide more
education in the campaign to prevent cases of neglect.
BHS Chairman, Pat Campbell, said today, "By focusing our attention
on prevention of neglect and raising welfare standards we will effectively
reduce the number of welfare cases, so negating the need for rescue.
Campbell continued, "Regional facilities will remain available
to provide an immediate place of safety for the worst cases, and
through this shift in emphasis our welfare work will be pro-active
rather than re-active."
its opening six years ago, over 200 horses and ponies have been
taken into care and successfully re-homed following rehabilitation
at the BHS' Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, at Oxhill in Warwickshire.
The current equine inhabitants are all due to be re-homed before
the Centre finally closes in September 2003.