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4.6.2022 The Ethical Use Of The Horse In Sport

“Horse sports are struggling to successfully match the public’s expectations of welfare. Competition demands are not always compatible with satisfying the horse’s needs, and the tension is threatening the industry’s social licence to operate. In response, the Swiss Horse Industry Council has delivered a lesson in ethical analysis and how to carry out a constructive weighing of interests to advance horse welfare.

Titled “Ethical Reflections on the Dignity and Welfare of Horses and other Equids”, their summary report provides welcome clarity and contributes feasible pathways towards enhanced protection – of horses and the horse sector’s social licence to operate.”

You can read this article here, and from that link you can download a summary of the report.

© Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio, 2021

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June 4, 2022
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