United Kingdom Seeks Changes to European Equine Identification Proposal

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Following consultation with the horse industry about a proposed European Union Regulation on the identification of equidae (horses, donkeys, etc.), the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) is giving its comments to the European Commission.

The United Kingdom's main points are:

  • It does not support the statutory microchipping of all foals. As only a very

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