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Redwings trains councils to help combat fly-grazing

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary hosted a training day for local authority representatives to give councils the tools to tackle horse welfare issues in Essex.

The day had a strong focus on partnership working, both in highlighting the benefits of councils working alongside welfare charities in dealing with equine issues in their area and in the training itself involving presentations from Redwings, RSPCA and World Horse Welfare.

The primary aim of the training was to provide a greater understanding of the Control of Horses Act, and when and how to use it to tackle fly-grazing – the illegal practice of grazing horses on public or private land without permission.

Redwings’ Head of Welfare and Behaviour Nic de Brauwere said, “The ultimate outcome for welfare charities is happy horses. And the ultimate outcome for local authorities is happy communities who share their boroughs with these horses and horse owners.”

The Control of Horses Act training day received fantastic feedback from all delegates and Redwings, the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare are keen to continue to provide more workshops in the future. Interested councils can contact [email protected] for further information and to register an interest.

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