Animal Welfare Group Tours Hong Kong Olympic Stables

Representatives of the Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG) visited the Sha Tin and Beas River Olympic equestrian facilities in Hong Kong June 24.

"It's very impressive," said AWAG spokesperson Chan Pui-tin. "Before I came here I had a lot of reservations, but now I've seen the facilities my confidence has increased dramatically. The welfare of the horses has been really well taken care of."

 Chris Riggs, Head of Veterinary Clinical Services and Olympic Veterinary Services Manager, describes how misting fans will be used to cool horses down during the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events.

Dr. Chris Riggs describes how misting fans will be used to cool horses down during the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events.

A group of six people representing AWAG and the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department were given tours of the venues, highlighting the infrastructure in place to ensure the animals' safety and comfort in competition and stabling areas.

Read more about the Olympic equestrian facilities.

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