An act to provide for the control of horses and to make provision for the licensing of horses in urban and other areas where horses cause a danger to persons or property or nuisance and to amend certain other enactments relating to animals and to provide for related matters. [19th December, 1996]
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Abandoned Horse on Local Authority/Council Land
Report to Local Authority.
Legislation: Control of Horses Act 1996 and Control of Horses Bye-laws.
Abandoned Horse on Private Property
Straying or Causing a Nuisance or Danger
Horses being kept on or grazed on local authority/council land (without permission)
Straying on public roads or property.
- Where to report
- Solutions and Recommendations
Flygrazing – Grazing or Keeping of Horses on Private Land, without Landowner’s Permission
Unlicensed Horse or Donkey
Statistics on Seizures
Seizures under the Control of Horses Act 1996 for 2008 – 2018 (Source: DAFM)
NB: the statistics above do not include figures for horses and donkeys seized under other legislation