What Does the Future Look Like for Managing Horse Passports and Information?
The opportunity to review horse passport and identification laws happens very rarely and Defra is now asking horse owners and organisations how they feel about changes being made. The consultation “Improvements to Equine Identification and Traceability in England” is now live, giving us a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have our say about the future for horse passports, health and welfare.
There are two ways for you to have your views heard:
- The British Horse Council has made it easy for the UK’s 750,000+ horse owners to respond to their own short survey, now live at www.britishhorsecouncil.org and takes 5-10 minutes and closes 20 May
- Defra’s full technical consultation will take you 30-40 minutes, now live at https://consult.defra.gov.uk/equine-id-and-movement/improvements-to-equine-id-and-traceability-in-engl/ and closes 28 June
So, if you have views on the future for paper passports, how they are updated, whether going digital is an option, what happens if disease takes hold, you are worried about breeding and pedigree information or troubled by enforcement – let us know.
We simply won’t get this opportunity again, so please find a few moments to tell us what you think about the current and future horse passport system.
Take the survey now! www.britishhorsecouncil.org