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Equine identification
Scottish Government seeks views on new equine identification rules

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THE Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals to implement a revised European regulation on the rules for the identification of equine animals in Scotland.

Launching a consultation on August 22, the Scottish Government explained that, following the horsemeat scandal in 2013, the European Commission set out a five-point action plan. One of the actions was to revise the regulation governing equine identification to strengthen the rules on the issue, use and quality of horse passports. The revised regulation requires every EU member state to establish and …

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