RSPCA welcomes passing of ‘Fly-grazing’ Bill into law

Charity receiving thousands of calls per year hopes legislation will help


The RSPCA, which receives more than 22,000 calls every year about horse welfare, is pleased that the Control of Horses Bill will become law before the General Election.


Along with other welfare charities and countryside and farming organisations the RSPCA welcomes the passing of the Bill by the House of Lords today (18 March).

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We’re appealing for help after a young horse with a broken leg was cruelly dumped among rubbish at a flytipping hotspot.

A member of the public spotted the injured piebald yearling in Bramble Lane, Upminster, Essex, at 8.30am on Monday, 7 July and moved her to safety.

Sadly when the yearling was examined by a vet it was discovered she had a broken front leg and she was put to sleep to stop her suffering further.

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RSPCA needs Homes for Horses as number rescued in Wales increases 500%


Embargoed until Thursday June 26 2014

The RSPCA has launched a campaign to find homes for a record number of abused, neglected and abandoned horses and ponies.


Charities, including the RSPCA, are in the grip of an equine crisis as falling horse prices over the past five years, combined with rising feed and care costs, have led to thousands of horses being neglected, dumped and in … Continue reading…


The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of an emaciated horse found in a field in the Harold Hill area of Romford last Wednesday (29 January).


The black cob, named Matilda by RSPCA and Redwings staff, was found in the field off Lower Bedfords Road.  She was so thin that a Redwings Field Officer described her as being ‘like a skeleton’.


Veterinary examinations revealed that the horse, aged between eight and 12 years old, was … Continue reading…