Animal Rights Group calls on the government for minimum care standards for horses
As summer fast approaches, an Animal Rights group is calling on Parliament to enact subsidiary legislation which will properly regulate horses and horse-drawn carriages on the roads.
The MSPCA said that in an era of progress and huge technological developments, the fact that horses continue to be used as a means of transportation is moot but went on to say that for as long as this practice continues, then minimum standards for keeping horses – similar to those regarding dogs – were necessary.
The Association went on to say that the weather should be a deciding factor when determining if horses are to be exposed to the elements, and humidity should be factored into the equation in addition to the high temperatures. Other considerations were the hills and path the horse woud travel, the weight he was forced to carry, hours of work as well as theconditions the horse was kept in.