Redwings delighted as Control of Horses Bill set to become law

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A Norfolk-based horse charity is celebrating after the Control of Horses Bill for England has successfully passed through the House of Lords today, setting the path for it to become law.

The bill aims to help fight fly-grazing, which has been a well-reported problem in south Norfolk, by giving local authorities more powers to seize illegally-grazed horses and simplifying the process for landowners to remove horses from their land.

Lynn Cutress, chief executive at Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton, which has long supported the bill, said: “The passing of the Control of Horses Bill is a great reason for all parties involved to celebrate.”

“I am incredibly proud of the Redwings team who have seen first-hand the impact of fly-grazing on horses and landowners alike.

“Nonetheless, the fight against fly-grazing has yet to be won.”