ALL ABOUT EMW-UK
EQUINE MARKET WATCH UK
REGISTERED CHARITY 1114700
Equine Market Watch UK began in a modest way 20 years ago
The charity relies on public donations to meet expenses incurred caring for our resident horses and ponies at our small yard in rural Herefordshire, the majority of our horses and ponies our out in long term loan or foster care homes across the UK. We have no waged employees but the charity is staffed by dedicated volunteeers working, in rotation shifts, covering 7 days a week 52 weeks a year for equine welfare.
EMW UK work alongside all other welfare agencies, in our work at auctions, markets and horse fairs across the UK.
EMW UK is dedicated to monitoring the welfare of equines in markets and auctions. EMW UK actively campaigns against indiscriminate breeding of valueless foals whose average life span is a scant miserable 6 months and are active with regard to live transportation issues.
EQUINE MARKET WATCH UK have volunteers who monitor many of the markets horse fairs, auctions and places of sale where equines are traded.
Publishing our reports enables the public to be aware of where welfare legislation is not upheld and be aware of those venues.
Most auctions are run in accordance with current legislation and to very high standards of equine welfare but there are some who do not.
When reports come in to us of poor adherance with legislation and with clear breaches of the WELFARE OF HORSES AT MARKETS (AND OTHER PLACES OF SALE) ORDER 1990
EMW take appropriate steps to ensure those with the power to act are informed and our information to support those breaches is submitted for their use.
As a result of our work, our resident horse/pony population has grown and we have a dedicated sanctuary base in beautiful rural Herefordshire with foster homes available when we need more space.
We have a self-imposed limitation on the number of residents we will admit at any one time. Our horses are special and we intend them to have a very good quality of life.
To support our work regarding welfare in auctions we have many fundraising activities. Please consider making a small donation HERE to help this charity today.