New legislation aimed at tackling fly-grazing and abandoned horses is in danger of becoming “toothless” and a “missed opportunity”, according to the Welsh Conservatives.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed the declining – and sporadic – use of the Control of Horses (Wales) Act by county councils.

The Act was introduced by the Welsh Government in 2014 as an urgent response to fly-grazing and equine abandonment issues across Wales.

Reported by the Daily Post. You can read the full story here. 

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