Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Our Standards? Well, They're Flexible...

"You MUST keep animals the way we say!"
Make sure that where your horse lives is secure and free from hazards, this includes ensuring fences are in good condition and escape-proof.
Horses need large amounts of exercise to remain healthy. All horses should have access to a paddock where they can exercise every day, in the company of other horses, for as long as possible.
When out in a paddock, horses must have access to shelter from sun, wind and extremes of weather or temperature. They must have dry areas to stand and lie down on; living in cold, wet or muddy conditions can lead to discomfort or illness.
A horse can become ill or show abnormal behaviour if it is confined to a stable for long periods of time. If your horse is stabled, ensure all areas of your horse’s environment are well ventilated, clean and draught-free.
Stabled horses are more likely to be exposed to germs, toxic dust and fumes. They need good quality, dust-free bedding to lie upon. Ensure bedding is kept clean.
"Oh, wait. You're travellers? Well, that's clearly different!"
An RSPCA spokesman said the horses appeared to be unhurt.
He added: “Following further concerns raised on Tuesday, we can reassure residents the matter has not been closed and it will continue to be monitored to ensure animal welfare laws are not broken.”

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