Introduce national limits on horse breeding

Unrestricted horse breeding has led to an excessive number of equines. The result is the slaughter of thousands of horses each year. We call on the Government to introduce a national limit on the number of equines that can be produced by horse breeders, reducing the number of unwanted horses.

5,929 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Monday 17th May 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
131
Signature Deadline
Wednesday 17th November 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 13,474

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1. Introduce national limits on horse breeding
10/05/2021 - Petitions

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1. Equine Welfare Standards
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1: of injury. In horse-racing, jockeys have the choice whether to participate. The horses that they ride - Speech Link
2: to the petitioners, nearly 200 horses are killed on racecourses each year. Others are taken away injured - Speech Link

4. Equine Slaughterhouses (CCTV)
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The absence of Government intervention in horse welfare has led to going equine crises. Over-breeding is a major cause of problems. The Government needs to address this issue by setting clear limits on the number of foals born annually. All breeders would need to apply for a licence to breed horses. There would be significant sanctions for anyone breeding horses without a licence or breeding more horses than licensed to do so, including anyone sending horses to slaughter.


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