“For animals to participate in exhibitions and pilgrimages, it is necessary to ensure a minimum level of health care and well-being.”


The College of Veterinarians of Seville has distributed a guide to city councils and fraternities to ensure animal welfare in horses and an information booklet containing guidelines and tips for enjoying the right cultural activities.


Close to the celebration of the El Rocío pilgrimage, the College of Veterinarians of Seville assumes, for another year, its commitment when it comes to reporting on those aspects directly related to animal care and that guarantee the health of the animals and the correct development of the pilgrimage.

“Animals have always been present in our traditions, and in order for them to continue to participate in fairs, pilgrimages and other cultural activities today, it is necessary to ensure a minimum level of health care and well-being before, during and after the trip,” they explained. From the company.

For this reason, during the month of May, the University distributed a poster to all municipal councils in the province of Seville that had signed a cooperation agreement with the Veterinary Foundation, and to the fraternities participating in it, with a poster as a method A guide to ensuring animal welfare in horses at fairs and pilgrimages, along with Binary information With a series of veterinary guidelines and advice on aspects related to correct nutrition, hydration, accommodation, rest, basic health care, hygiene, hoof care and shoeing, as well as other additional documents that we have disseminated via social networks and the WhatsApp channel of the collective entity.

It is critical that these animals are well-fed, well-hydrated, and have access to adequate spaces to rest or take shelter from inclement weather when needed.

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Responsibilities and ensuring animal welfare

“With regard to the responsibility of persons, organizations and institutions, of the collective entity, we remember that the persons responsible for the horses are responsible for the health condition and well-being of the animal at all times: before, during and after and they point out that they have to ensure an ideal state of health and health throughout the entire journey, and to have assistance from Veterinarian when needed.

In addition, local and/or regional authorities must monitor, within their powers and as appropriate, compliance with current regulations and municipal laws ensuring animal welfare, and animal protection plans that seek to prevent and eliminate any situation that endangers the animal’s health. Animals and people.

“From the College of Veterinarians of Seville, we remind society in general that at the time of witnessing a possible case of animal abuse, in order to apply the relevant sanction, the citizen himself must report the said situation and inform the authorities.” Local police, Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) – on toll-free number 062 – or the relevant city council through the corresponding department.”

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