What Does the Future Look Like for Managing Horse Passports and Horse Information?

Defra’s consultation gives us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make our voices heard regarding how we manage our horses’ information in the future. However it is quite long and technical and for the 750,000 busy horse owners in the UK, we at the British Horse Council have made it even easier to share your views.
Take our short survey here (6-10 minutes) and your responses will be used to help us complete the full consultation.
If you have time, please complete the full Defra consultation here (30+ minutes).

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