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To: The Rt Hon The Lord de Mauley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Year of the Horse - Year of the Horse Welfare Crisis

Dear Lord

In this the Year of the Horse please take immediate steps to bring in or tighten up legislation to stop neglected horses dying, being fly grazed, left to roam loose, tethered or ill treated. At present despite existing laws to protect them it seems the Authorities are powerless to help them.

Why is this important?

Every day horses are dying and suffering and little is being done to help them. Please step in before the situation becomes irretrievable, this is a crisis of epidemic proportions, 1000s of equines are at risk, it is in your power to act and bring their suffering to an end. Present laws seem inadequate to deal with the situation, we urge you to consider not only enforcing the present laws with all horse owners, but to introduce new laws and safeguards regarding how these animals can be kept.

Horses have been found dead, dying, loose on roads, left to die in flood lands: one was found in a black bin bag left to die, a tethered horse was found hanging off a cliff; the list is endless and action needs to be taken to protect these noble and gentle creatures.

England, United Kingdom

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2014-02-25 09:33:41 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-02-24 19:04:36 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-02-23 12:05:53 +0000

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In this The Year of The Horse it is important that we prevent the suffering of these noble animals by tightening up the existing legislation. If we don’t make enough noise now then we condemn these animals to a lifetime of misery. This is our one chance to be their voice

2014-02-23 10:28:12 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-02-22 20:19:20 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-02-22 18:28:47 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-02-22 17:47:10 +0000

10 signatures reached