CONTROL OF HORSES BILL 2014-15
MP Julian Sturdy presented his Control of Horses Bill 2014-2015 to the House of Lords on 19th January 2015. This seeks to extend the existing Bill to include private land, which will enable quicker removal of fly-grazed horses. Full details can be found here
DEFRA FINALLY ANNOUNCES TO CREATE ONE CENTRALIZED DATABASE
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. – See more at: http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Article/UK-to-Introduce-Central-Equine-Database-after-Endorsement-of-Tougher-EU-Laws-in-Wake-of-Horse-Meat-Scandal#sthash.i5KuUjek.dpuf
We have made the decision to have a printable petition so it can be used as a tool to engage with people who may not normally have anything to do with horses but can understand when things are blatantly wrong. This means it can be taken to events / gatherings of all sorts and will actively help us spread the word and hopefully inspire others to take up the cause. Each sheet holds 16 signatures so friends and colleagues can be “pounced on” in a way that an e-petition can never do. Please download as many copies as you need & return to our PO Box as shown on the petition.