Horses, the next generation

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World Horse Welfare hold their annual conference on 14 November at the Royal Geographical Society, London, discussing the role of the horse in the next generation.  The uses this species is put to in societies around the world is changing rapidly, and increasing constraints on energy and food supplies, climate change, global power balances and technological advances will all create new opportunities and challenges for horses and their welfare.

The prolific and internationally-acclaimed veterinary surgeon Professor Derek Knottenbelt will be one of the speakers.  Prof. Knottenbelt is knowledgeable beyond compare, compassionate and delightfully entertaining to listen to.  He is joined by three other speakers: Lord Howard of Lympne QC, former Leader of the Conservative Party; Alex Hua Tian, China’s first Olympic eventer; and Felicity Lawrence, Special Correspondent for the Guardian.

Additionally the event will include a ‘Question Time’-style discussion panel to debate a variety of key horse welfare issues, chaired by TV commentator Philip Ghazala.  Panellists will include Defra Minister Lord de Mauley and 3-day eventer and trainer Ian Stark.

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