On the 16th of October, from 16.30-19.00pm, Jean Arthuis MEP and Julie Girling MEP will host an event in the European Parliament European (Room PHS 5B001) on the responsible care throughout the life of equines. European Horse Network, FEEVA, UECBV and World Horse Welfare are co-organising the event.

This conference will offer a multi stakeholder platform to reflect on the current situation, as well as challenges and opportunities faced in the equine sector when discussing the issue of responsible care of equidae throughout their entire life.

The conference will be divided into two parts:

Session 1: SECURING VALUE TO THE LIFE OF HORSES – We are responsible till the end. This session will address the challenges and opportunities for responsible care. In this part, representatives of the industries and charity will address the question of the responsible breeding and different questions related to retraining, rehoming and rehabilitation of equines. In addition to that, we will explore the  challenges connected to the value of the equines related to the life time exclusion.

Session 2: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE – Positive initiatives in place – where we will be highlighting the initiatives that the sector has been working on in the last years. This second part of the event will outline the existing initiatives that are safeguarding equine welfare in all the stages of their lives and all sectors that they might be involved. We will hear from representatives of veterinary sector on the euthanasia approach and the recent EU guide on best practise for transport as well as two French based initiatives from business and agricultural sector will be presented.

The aim of the conference is to bring professionals from across the sectors – agriculture, veterinary science, equine welfare, sport and racing – to discuss and address topics including responsible breeding, securing the value of equidae and the sensitive issue of end of life.

We very much hope that you will be able to join us and participate in the discussions.

To register to the conference, please click here.


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