World Horse Welfare (Registered charity no: 206658 and SC038384), is an international horse charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide through education, campaigning and hands-on care of horses.

Since it was founded in 1927, the charity’s approach has been practical, based on scientific evidence and its extensive experience, and focused on delivering lasting change across the full spectrum of the horse world.

In the UK World Horse Welfare’s dedicated network of Field Officers investigate and resolve welfare problems. The charity also runs four Rescue and Rehoming Centres where horses in need can receive specialist care, undergo rehabilitation and find loving new homes through its rehoming scheme – the largest of its kind in the UK.

The charity’s international programmes alleviate the suffering of thousands of working horses by providing essential knowledge for horse owning communities in the developing world.

World Horse Welfare also work tirelessly to change legislation and attitudes to horse welfare through campaigns and education, including our founding campaign to end the suffering endured by the tens of thousands of horses transported long-distance across Europe to slaughter each year.

World Horse Welfare supports the responsible use of horses in sport, and is an independent welfare adviser to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

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