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SPANA (the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) was set up in 1923 by British mother and daughter Kate and Nina Hosali, who travelled to north Africa.

They were shocked by the mistreatment and poor welfare standards working horses, donkeys and mules endured, and campaigned tirelessly to set up SPANA on their return.

SPANA runs long-term veterinary and education programmes in Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Mali, Mauritania, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia, providing free treatment for sick and injured working animals.

The charity was chosen to be Horse & Hound’s first official charity of the year in April 2014. During the campaign, Horse & Hound staff have seen first-hand the vital work this charity undertakes in Morocco and Ethopia. These experiences have been shared with readers through the magazine and website. Read Horse & Hound’s insights into the charity’s work and the challenges it faces below.

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