Yesterday we were very happy to welcome WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) to ERF HQ. Kerenza and Maggie came to understand more about what we are trying to do, and what we have achieved so far, in order to assess our suitability to become a member society of WSPA. We had an action packed meeting with lots of input from both sides, and are very hopeful that at the upcoming affiliate meeting we will be accepted. If we are, we will be able to call on an international network of welfare organisations, as well as participate in training and development opportunities offered by WSPA.
Currently there are 9 member societies in France but none focus on equine welfare.
The next WSPA campaign being developed is to campaign against the long haul transport of equines from Spain to Italy via France – an issue close to our hearts.
We’d like to say thank you to Kerenza and Maggie for coming such a long way to visit us – we found it an interesting and positive meeting and hope that they did too.
L to R: Trina (ERF), Kathryn (ERF), Kerenza (WSPA), Maggie (WSPA)