It's an amazing feeling to help animals on the other side of the world from your armchair and technology at home.
And here’s a great example for anyone who loves horses as to a way you can do just that.
SPANA is an international charity doing some amazing things for working animals (horses, donkeys, mules, camels and elephants) around the world.
I've seen them at work in Morocco. In fact, SPANA have just won an award for this work from the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism for their work in protecting and improving the condition of caleche horses in Morocco.
A great thing about SPANA's work is that they treat - AND they train - AND they teach - a powerful combination.
And SPANA have a number of outreach projects, such as the one in Mongolia (plus many other countries as well). Here herders used to rely on the ancient wells to give life-giving water for their animals – horses, yaks, camels, sheep and goats. They've just sent me details of their need for our help to prevent more suffering.
Many wells in Mongolia have become damaged and they cannot be used. Plus natural disasters such as dzuds (a drought summer followed by an extremely harsh winter when temperatures drop to below -50 degrees C and climate change which is causing far less rain to fall means that other natural sources of water are drying up.
Horses who are already exhausted are having to travel further each day just to be able to drink and survive. Sometimes, they have to travel 40 miles.
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