Responsible Tourism for Working Equines

Horses, donkeys and other equines are present in many popular holiday destinations. Sadly a proportion of them suffer from poor welfare. If you’re travelling and see working equines, there are some things you should know about helping support the welfare of these animals.

Tourists in Saigon

Tourists in Saigon Image source

Information from international equine welfare organisations:

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Images ~ A snapshot of the variety of working equines in tourist operations around the world. Note the different jobs, equipment, body condition, etc. Although no-one can judge 100% from a single photo, we post these here to provide food for thought on what sort of choices can be made in different sorts of situations.

Horse Drawn Carriage with Tourists in Vienna. Image Source

Horse Drawn Carriage with Tourists in Vienna. Image Source

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Donkey Driven Chariot for Tourists, Egypt. Image Source.

Cisarua Bogor

Horse ride for tourists, Indonesia. Image Source.

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Tourist Cart in Jordan. Image Source.

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Horse Drawn Cruising, UK. Image Source.

 

Horseriding tourist in sahara

Tourist in Sahara. Image Source.

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Horse Omnibus for Tourists in Belgium. Image Source.

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Tourist tour in the Philippines. Image Source.

Amish buggy giving rides to tourists, USA. Image Source.

Amish buggy giving rides to tourists, USA. Image Source.

Tourist transport in Spain. Image Source.

Tourist transport in Spain. Image Source.

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Horse Carriage for tourists, India. Image Source: Biswarup Ganguly

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Horse Drawn carts in Crete. Image Source.

The Pyramids

Horses from a stable near the pyramids, Egypt. Image Source.

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