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How has Brexit affected moving horses and pets in and out of the UK?

13 May 2021

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold the second evidence session of its inquiry into moving animals across borders.


Tuesday 18 May

At 2:30pm

  • Jan Rogers, Director of Research and Policy, The Horse Trust
  • Ross Hamilton, Head of Public Affairs, British Horseracing Authority
  • Roly Owers, Chief Executive, World Horse Welfare

At 3:30pm

  • Paula Boyden BVetMed MRCVS, Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust
  • Maggie Roberts, Director of Veterinary Services, Cats Protection  
  • David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, RSPCA

Purpose of the session

This session will investigate how the movement of horses and pets in and out of the UK has been affected by the end of the transition period, including movement to Northern Ireland.

In the first panel, MPs will focus on the impact of EU exit on both professional and non-professional horse owners and equestrian sports, while the second panel will consider the movement of pets, including how to tackle pet smuggling.  

Further information

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