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Green assets of equines in the european context of the ecological transition of agriculture

Abstract : Equines have a peculiar place in our society. From livestock to sport, through to landscape managers and leisure partners, equines show a wide range of little-known environmental advantages and assets. Today’s wake-up calls about the environment are progressively putting pressure on stakeholders of the agricultural sector, including the equine industry. This study focusses on the main environmental consequences of equine use and possession in Europe based on scientific and technical sources under the lens of five leading sectors where equines show unique impacts as green assets. Now, more than ever before, it is important to highlight the role of equines as a green alternative in political debates and management practices to give them the place equines deserve in the ecological transition of agriculture.
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Agata Rzekęć, Celine Vial, Geneviève Bigot. Green assets of equines in the european context of the ecological transition of agriculture. Animals, MDPI, 2020, 10 (1), pp.1-21. ⟨10.3390/ani10010118⟩. ⟨hal-02437660⟩



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