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Animal welfare
‘Fly-grazing Bill’ to become law

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The Control of Horses Bill completed its journey through Parliament on March 18, when it passed through the House of Lords without amendment. The new Act will come into force two months after it receives Royal Assent and will bring England into line with Wales, where a similar law was introduced last year.

The legislation was introduced as Private Members' Bill by Julian Sturdy, the Conservative MP for York Outer, and makes a number of changes to existing animal welfare laws. It will mean that landowners will have to keep any …

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