Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

The RSPCA rescued almost 1,000 horses last year and a huge majority were not microchipped, making it virtually impossible to trace the owners RSPCA assistant director of external affairs David Bowles "Until now, only horses born after 2009 had to be microchipped, but this law change will mean that all horses will have to be microchipped and details will go onto a central database which can be accessed by local authorities and other agencies.