HOPE FOR HORSES - CAMPAIGN

OVER 10,000 SIGNATURE ON Paper Petition

Now OVER TEN THOUSAND! Hard copy signatures & the total rising by the day thank you all so much , keep collecting folks

Having a party this Xmas/New Year? Why not get a pack and ask all your friends to sign !

That’s OVER TEN THOUSAND people stopping & taking time out of their day, taking time to listen & time to say they care.

thank you all so much , keep collecting folks and if anyone hasn’t received a petition pack just let us know.
Having a party this Xmas/New Year? Why not get a pack and ask all your friends to sign !

That’s groups & individuals up & down the country, passionately pushing for the second part of the promise I made to Hope as she died.

That her death will not be in vain & will count not only for all the deaths & suffering at Fosse but for EVERY suffering horse in this country.

This petition as it grows will not be a “dead in the water” petition. It becomes OUR living-breathing statement & mandate to enter Parliament & begin actively lobbying ministers & MPs.

On the 10th of December we protest again outside DEFRA HQ, in Smith Square London & we will continue to make our presence felt for as long as this horrendous situation of “buck passing” & postcode lottery continues to fail our suffering horses.
Please AGAIN on the 10th give us your wonderful support & email DEFRA with your own words & pictures as to why we need our laws to work.

PETITION PACKS

 

Thank you

HOPE FOR HORSES CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT TEAM 

UK Horses Crisis

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This campaign means so much to so many of us & everyone’s continued support is vital to its success!

But, just for a while please look outside of Leicestershire to our national friends as Horse Crisis is a national wide problem .

Why? Because the animal welfare act 2006 Section 9 which can be found below is being broken in the most horrific circumstances.

SECTION 9 Duty of person responsible for animal to ensure welfare
(1)A person commits an offence if he does not take such steps as are reasonable in all the circumstances to ensure that the needs of an animal for which he is responsible are met to the extent required by good practice.
(2)For the purposes of this Act, an animal’s needs shall be taken to include—
(a)its need for a suitable environment,
(b)its need for a suitable diet,
(c)its need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns,
(d)any need it has to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, and
(e)its need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.
(3)The circumstances to which it is relevant to have regard when applying subsection (1) include, in particular—
(a)any lawful purpose for which the animal is kept, and
(b)any lawful activity undertaken in relation to the animal.
(4)Nothing in this section applies to the destruction of an animal in an appropriate and humane manner.

For those of you who haven’t found it yet, a group of horses are regularly turned out on tidal marshland on the Gower peninsular in Wales. These horses including young foals are regularly subjected to running the gauntlet with the incoming tide resulting in frequent death,  highlighted in this Youtube Video 

A group of local people have set up their own campaign to try & protect these poor animals & they need all the help & support they can get & who better than the amazing supporters of this campaign for that help?

Please let them know you are with them & please get signing AGAIN!   These animals need our voice!

 

Thank You!

Hope for Horses.

 

Letter to MP We Need YOUR Help

There are laws to protect the welfare of equines and their identification what does this mean for these horses, NOTHING, read their story then support. highlighted by our friend at FOSH  and  our campaign petition that is demanding that the government enforce the existing equine laws.

Having this in mind we’ve put together a MP LETTER which can be printed off signed & sent to the prime minister, the most you need to do is write your address in the top right hand corner, sign & date it.
Each time unlike email, the prime minister receives a letter someone is obliged to write back.

What would happen in Downing Street if for every single case where people were angry on Facebook because of horse abuse the prime minister received a letter from each concerned person?
If we all really went for this it would be mayhem & will certainly help focus attention on our current crisis. Can we do this? It really couldn’t be much simpler & the result could be dramatic!!
This standard letter could also be edited to suit what any individual wants to say, simply getting you started.

Where abused horses are concerned, DONT get angry! GET busy!

 

Thankyou

Campaign Management Team

DEFRA To Introduce New Centeralised Database

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UK to Introduce Central Equine Database after Endorsement of Tougher EU Laws in Wake of Horse Meat Scandal

15/09/2014

The UK is to establish a much needed new central equine database as part of a more robust – and enforceable – equine identification (horse passport) system after EU member states endorsed proposals for stronger regulations after flaws were laid bare in last year’s horse meat scandal.

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Equine Sector Council Chair Jeanette Allen said:

“The Equine Sector Council welcomes these proposals which will be a big step forward for horse welfare in the UK and Europe. The new regulations are a triumph for Britain’s horse sector and Defra who have worked closely and collaboratively together to ensure a better system for equine identification.   More robust standards of documentation and a central database in every European country will help to reduce fraud and improve traceability, owner accountability and disease control planning across the European Union – so helping to protect the valuable horse sector.”

World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers said:

“Horses in the UK will especially benefit from these tougher laws as the UK’s system of equine identification could arguably be said to be one of the most complex, and abused, systems in Europe. One of the key horse welfare challenges we have is linking a horse to an owner and an overall lack of compliance and enforcement. With more than 75 passport issuing organisations of varying standards and no central database, finding a horse’s owner and enforcing the regulations was effectively impossible. We have always been clear that a central database is a fundamental element in building a system that is more workable and enforceable, which can better protect our horses. Now we need to make sure the revised UK Regulation maximises compliance, something that has been shockingly low up in many areas until now.”

Jeanette continued: “The new regulations will help, but they alone will not solve the problem. A law is only effective if it is enforced, and this is especially true for identification. We will now focus on working with Defra so that they create a central database that is fit for purpose, introduce batch-controlled retrospective microchipping of all horses and ponies and fixed penalties for non-compliance. Government must also support better enforcement which has been a low priority.  We look forward to discussing all of these issues with Defra and continuing to work with them on a brighter future for horses in the UK.”

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