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    05-06-2013, 04:24 AM
  #1
Foal
Horse cruelty....food for thought

Hey guys, I'm involved in a lot of work abroad to do with animal welfare specifically working animals such as horses,mules and donkeys.

I see horrible things and it's given me a bit of a differant opinion in animal cruelty, it happens on a much wider scale than you seen in the western world, and for differant reasons.

It varies according to differant sources but there is about 65million working horses in the world many of which live in terrible conditions. Crazy to think that horses ae still used as draught animals as a means of survival but they are and I have seen a lot of it.

Anyway just wanted to share my blog as it might give some of all you horse lovers something to think about. I know it makes me view my own horses differently.


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    05-06-2013, 06:01 AM
  #2
Yearling
Interesting. I'd love to be a part of something like the Kiwi Care Team... Wonder if there's anything like it here in Australia.

One little thing though - I suggest going through and doing some serious spell checking :P Just a little pet peeve of mine.
     
    05-06-2013, 07:10 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Subbing as I can't load the page.

A good friend of mine is half Indian, and spends a lot of time with his grandmother.

He has the 'Western' view on pets, where as most people in the area his GM lives in cannot afford any other means of transport.

I really like the Brooke's way of doing things. Its all about educating these people about better care for the animals, and it is a win win as they will have more longevity out of them.

Horses are not used for pleasure world wide, they are used for meat and as working animals. Donkeys too. You have to take a lot of things in to perspective. Sometimes it isn't cruelty as much as ignorance to knowing what is best for the animal.
     
    05-06-2013, 07:26 AM
  #4
Foal
Brooke is an amazing charity I have worked with The Brooke in differant countries and they have always been very proactive and professional. They do fantastic work.

Our work is mostly education as this is the only way to really fix things. We travel with vets, dentists & farriers almost all the work we do is training the locals. Who are usally pretty happy to learn.

Actually only a very small percentage of horses are used for pleasure worldwide and for donkeys and mules that percentage is even smaller.
     
    05-06-2013, 02:17 PM
  #5
Started
Great blog. :) It really puts things in perspective and makes you count your blessings.

Makes me feel silly for worrying about my animals, when in the big scheme of things, they're spoiled rotten.
     
    05-06-2013, 03:27 PM
  #6
Teen Forum Moderator
This is amazing. It really does give you a different perspective.
     
    05-06-2013, 10:29 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks for positive feedback guys! Thought it was something a bit differant for you all to tank about
     
    05-06-2013, 10:42 PM
  #8
Foal
I went to Santorini, Greece once. They whip and mistreat donkeys because in their religion/perspective, when a cruel person dies they are reincarnated as a donkey and therefore deserve to suffer for the crimes of their previous life.
I rode a donkey up the mountain with my group and one of the natives turned around to whip the donkey but got my friends leg instead. Additionally, they wouldn't let us give treats to the animals because they weren't deserving... I snuck a piece of apple or carrot into its metal muzzle. It was quite happy eating it before I had to turn and leave. I felt horrible for them :/
     
    05-06-2013, 10:46 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by sportschick068    
I went to Santorini, Greece once. They whip and mistreat donkeys because in their religion/perspective, when a cruel person dies they are reincarnated as a donkey and therefore deserve to suffer for the crimes of their previous life.
I rode a donkey up the mountain with my group and one of the natives turned around to whip the donkey but got my friends leg instead. Additionally, they wouldn't let us give treats to the animals because they weren't deserving... I snuck a piece of apple or carrot into its metal muzzle. It was quite happy eating it before I had to turn and leave. I felt horrible for them :/
Yep I'd say from my travels of all animals donkeys suffer the most. Work harder are treated worse and survive more than most horses.. These kind of beliefs are pretty widespread to as far fetched as they are to us...
     

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