Damning Figures Confirm Depth of Horse Crisis

This week World Horse Welfare unveils its first ever TV appeal and speaks out on damning horse crisis figures.

The appeal entitled ‘How could anyone?’ encourages more people to support the charity’s work at a crucial time, just as World Horse Welfare announces a 40% increase in the number of horses rescued in 2013.

Last October multiple charities warned the public and the government that a horse crisis was looming with 6,000 equines at risk. After a second review, World Horse Welfare has identified that this number has risen to 7,000 equines in just six months.

The warning came with a worrying statement from charities saying: ‘We will not be able to cope with this crisis alone.’