Horse Welfare

horse and pony at grassThe Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) is a participant organisation in the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS) along with other national horse organisations, including the Australian Racing Board and Equestrian Australia.

The Australian Animal Welfare Strategy is a mechanism to improve animal welfare in Australia across all animal sectors. The current website is australiananimalwelfare.com.au.

Animal Health Australia (AHA) and horse industry stakeholders are working towards development of Standards and Guidelines for Horse Welfare.

This section of the AHIC website has been developed to keep horse enthusiasts up to date with the current situation regarding Horse Welfare.

Your comments and contributions are always welcome. Please address any comments and feedback to the AHIC Office via our contact form on the right hand side of the site. Your opinion is valued, and we are happy to discuss any aspects or applications of the Code with you. You can also ring the office on 03 5222 6650

Further information on horse welfare

The Department of Agriculture (Victoria) has a range of information on Horse Welfare including:

  • Horse management
  • Caring for horses in emergencies
  • Legislation
  • Horse welfare

Visit the Horses page at the Department of Agriculture

 

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