Monthly Archives: November 2011

Views needed on proposed scheme to raise standards in the horse trade

A consultation has just been launched asking the horse community for their views about a proposed new voluntary scheme for trading horses.  It is hoped the scheme will raise standards of animal health and welfare within the horse industry, and allow people to feel more reassured when buying horses.

There have been concerns for some time about problems associated with the purchase of horses from ‘dealers’ with evidence in the past of animals being given fraudulent identities and others affected with disease which gives the horse trade a bad name.

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Bracklesham Bay and Wittering beaches?

I have been sent the following request for people who ride on Bracklesham Bay and Wittering beaches to complete a survey:

BEACH RIDERS NEEDED, BEACH SOON TO BE CLOSED TO RIDERS!

 www.chichester.gov.uk/foreshoresurvey

Above is the link to the Chichester District Council survey about the use of Bracklesham Bay, East and West Wittering beaches. If you ride on these beaches please take a minute to fill in the survey. It is feared that riding will be banned on the beach particularly towards West Wittering.

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