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OIE agrees global welfare standards for working equids

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EQUINE charity Brooke has welcomed the approval of new global welfare standards for working horses, donkeys and mules by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The standards were approved by delegates at the OIE's world assembly in Paris on May 25, and the OIE's 180 member countries will commit to undertaking the recommendations set out in the standards.

Brooke notes that standards for welfare already exist for other animals, such as those used in food production, but says that working …

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