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UK equine charities issue joint statement on BBC Panorama programme – The Dark Side of Horse Racing

UK equine charities - World Horse Welfare, The BHS, Blue Cross, Bransby Horses, Horse World, Redwings and the RSPCA - have released a joint statement about the BBC Panorama programme on Monday night. "As welfare charities we were disturbed and deeply concerned by Monday’s (19/07/2021) BBC Panorama programme. It highlighted a number of issues that […]
July 21, 2021
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ABTC joins NEWC as new member

The Animal Behaviour and Training Council is the regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to both the public and legislative bodies. It is supported by Defra, the veterinary profession, major animal charities and practitioners alike. The ABTC sets and maintains the standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to be an […]
July 19, 2021
Rachel Kay
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The Moorland Mousie Trust welcomed as new members of NEWC

The Moorland Mousie Trust is a small, local charity founded in 2000 with the aim of preventing foals from being removed from the moor and sent to the meat market. Since those early days, the work of the trust has moved on to encompass all aspects of Exmoor pony welfare. The Trust’s primary aim is to promote […]
July 15, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Welsh man handed suspended jail term

A Welsh man has been handed a suspended jail term after failing to meet the needs of 91 ponies and causing dozens of them – plus three cockerels – to suffer at his farm. Evan Lloyd Evans, of Chwilog, Pwllheli, pleaded guilty to 10 Animal Welfare Act offences and was sentenced at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court […]
June 30, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Redwings' Rescued Pony Becomes TV Star on Kate Humble's Farm

A rescued horse from Redwings Horse Sanctuary has found a loving new home at the farm of wildlife television presenter Kate Humble. The moment Gilbert, a handsome six-year-old cob, arrived at his new home was filmed for the latest episode of Escape to the Farm, which aired last week on Channel 5. The series follows life […]
June 14, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Rehoming a horse or pony from Blue Cross

If you and your family have decided you’d like to give a home to a horse or pony from Blue Cross, please have a look on their rehoming pages to see horses currently available for loan or potentially to own. Blue Cross have a range of horses available for rehoming; from miniature Shetlands to cobs to thoroughbreds. […]
June 10, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Hopton Rehab and Homing Centre welcomed as new NEWC members

We are thrilled to announce that Hopton Rehab and Homing Centre (HRH) has joined NEWC as new members. Established in July 2017, HRH has dealt with a variety of equines needing extensive physical and behavioural rehabilitation. Their team of Trustees - all of whom are experienced in the equine industry and share a passion for […]
June 9, 2021
Rachel Kay
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NEWC Welcomes Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust as new members

NEWC is delighted to welcome Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) as a new member of NEWC. The DPHT is a registered charity, established in 2005, working tirelessly to secure the future of the native Dartmoor Pony while inspiring and connecting people with Dartmoor’s wildlife, landscape and heritage. The central tenet of DPHT’s work is to […]
June 9, 2021
Rachel Kay
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Joint NEWC statement regarding horse ‘rescues’

We are increasingly seeing instances where well-meaning animal lovers wrongly accuse charities over social media of failing to act, resulting in rising tensions and, in some cases, leading to people taking the law into their own hands to ‘rescue’ equines which they feel charities are ignoring. The National Equine Welfare Council, comprised of 75 member […]
May 2, 2021
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Charities combine expertise to help horse owners cut costs not care

Member charities of NEWC have collaborated to produce two practical guides; one to help equine owners find ways to cut costs without compromising on care and another on making the difficult decision to rehome a horse, pony or donkey. Equine charities are continuing to receive large numbers of calls from owners seeking alternative homes for […]
May 2, 2021
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