Live animals and more than 17 tonnes of horse meat seized

“Live animals and more than 17 tonnes of horse meat were seized from several slaughterhouses in Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Inspections of slaughterhouses in several countries showed that about 20% of the foreign passports used for these horses showed signs of forgery. Competition horses with forged documents were also sent to slaughterhouses.” … Continue reading Live animals and more than 17 tonnes of horse meat seized

Road Traffic Legislation

Drivers of horse-drawn vehicles must use the same hand signals as riders. Thehorse-drawn vehicle must have two red rear reflectors. At night, the horse-drawnvehicle must also carry a lamp on the right-hand side of the vehicle showing awhite light to the front and a red light to the back.You must not drive a horse-drawn vehicle … Continue reading Road Traffic Legislation

S.I. No. 62/2016 – European Union (Identification of Equidae) Regulations 2015

All equines issued with a passport from 1st July 2009, must have a corresponding micro-chip inserted by a veterinary surgeon. Horses, ponies and donkeys must have passports. Foals – obtain a passport before 31 December of the year of birth or within 6 months following the date of its birth, whichever occurs later.Adult horse without … Continue reading S.I. No. 62/2016 – European Union (Identification of Equidae) Regulations 2015

Control of Horses Act 1996

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] View The Act … Continue reading Control of Horses Act 1996

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

Summary of the Act "An Act to Revise the Law Relating to the Health and Welfare of Animals and Their Protection and Identification; To Provide for the Regulation of Certain Activities Relating to Animals; To Prevent Cruelty to Animals; To Make Provision for the Licensing of Animal Marts and for Levies for the Purposes of … Continue reading Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013