Horses: Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Lord de Mauley Lord de Mauley Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the new Code of Practice for the keeping of equines.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are currently aiming to lay the updated statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids before Parliament before the end of the year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Equine Sector Council for their assistance and expertise in updating the code.

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