Sunday, January 07, 2007

 

Horse Welfare, continued


The feeding of horses:

10. With reference to feeding horses during working hours, this is sometimes done by the use of a nosebag, which is suspended from the head of the horse.

11. However, Dr Tim O'Brien notes that the use of nosebags is a completely unnatural way for a horse to feed, and is well known to present increased risk of respiratory problems over a period of time, as a result of inhaling food dust from the bag.

from Animal Aid http://www.animalaid.org.uk/campaign/sport/omnibus.htm

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