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In April 2008,The FEI officially condemned Rollkur/hyperflexion on their home website www.fei.org.

Then the text was removed. Why? By whom?

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FEI News

FEI Veterinary Committee Condems Hyperflexion

April 12, 2008

The FEI Veterinary Committee made a statement on their position towards the Rollkur, also called hyperflexion, at the FEI bureau meeting in Interlaken, Switzerland, April 10, 2008.

The following statement was adopted: "There are no known clinical side effects specifically arising from the use of hyperflexion, however there are serious concerns for a horse's well-being if the technique is not practiced correctly. The FEI condemns hyperflexion in any equestrian sport as an example of mental abuse. The FEI states that it does not support the practice."

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