|| RSPCA Australia is opposed to any method of transportation for horses which cause injury, suffering or distress.
|| RSPCA Australia only accepts the transport of horses in single deck vehicles specifically designed for the needs of horses. The RSPCA opposes the use of double-decker vehicles for horse transport as it is not possible to provide sufficient height on both decks due to vehicle safety restrictions.
||All horses must be transported, at the very minimum, in accordance with the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines - Land Transport of Livestock as incorporated into relevant state or territory law, and any other applicable state or territory code.
||Feral horses should only be transported for the purposes of relocation or rehoming and as part of a government supervised management program.
||Special consideration must be given to the welfare of feral horses during muster, assembly, loading and transport as these are wild animals unused to human contact or confinement.
||Mustering or trapping of feral horses for transport should be carried out in accordance with current best practice.
||RSPCA Australia supports the development of a national standard for the transportation of feral horses.
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