May 6, 2014
HSI Joins with World Horse Welfare in Haiti
HSI has joined UK-based horse charity World Horse Welfare in focusing on the improved welfare of working equines in Haiti.
Working equines are at the core of many Haitians’ livelihoods, performing tasks such as transporting goods to market and materials to worksites.
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti struggles to provide for its citizens, so it’s not surprising that working equines suffer tremendously as well. Many are pushed to work long days, get overloaded and endure painful wounds. With little nutrition or care offered, the animals' plight continues day after day.
HSI and WHW are committed to offering much-needed veterinary treatment, training of local veterinarians in equine medicine, and education for local owners on improving quality of care.