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Horse welfare
Horse movements: tripartite agreement to be amended

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THE Tripartite Agreement (TPA) which allows free movement of horses between the UK, Ireland and France without health checks is to be amended so that it applies to certain horses only.

When it was first introduced, the TPA applied to sport horses only, and allowed them to travel between the UK, Ireland and France without a health check. Owing to difficulties in enforcing the TPA between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, …

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