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 and other welfare charities, including Redwings, World Horse Welfare, Blue Cross, HorseWorld and The British Horse Society, are welcoming a Westminster debate on the impact of the horse crisis in England. 

As welfare charities and local authorities struggled to rescue hundreds of horses in recent weeks, MPs will voice their concern about the impact of the horse crisis in England at a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday 26 November.

Members of the public are being asked to encourage their … Continue reading…

Control of Horses (Wales) bill aims to establish a fly-grazing free Wales

Monday 14 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the Welsh Government’s publication of draft legislation aimed at tackling fly-grazing and abandonment of horses and ponies across the country.

The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies AM, today announced his intention to fast-track the Control of Horses (Wales) Bill through the National Assembly for Wales’ legislative process.

The Bill will give local authorities the power to seize, … Continue reading…

We and five other leading horse charities are welcoming plans by the Welsh Government to introduce legislation to tackle fly grazing of horses and ponies in Wales. We’re urgently asking the Westminster Government to follow suit in England to help stem the horse crisis escalating across the country.

As 7,000 horses are at risk of needing rescue in England and Wales, Redwings, World Horse Welfare, The British Horse Society, Blue Cross, HorseWorld and us have released a series of devastating … Continue reading…