The report by NFU Cymru points to a number of possible reasons for the increase in the problem of abandoned horses and fly-grazing:-
- irresponsible breeding and a few unscrupulous dealers
- lack of grazing on highway verges
- effect of the recession on pet owners
- introduction of compulsory horse passports and micro chipping, which was intended to increase the traceability of horses, has added to the cost of keeping horses.
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Early cloud and rain will spread westwards across all parts. However, it will become drier with brighter spells developing.
Any showers will ease through the evening to leave a mainly dry night with clear spells and light winds.
A coroner says that the family of a 15-year-old girl, who died after falling from a bridge, was let down by health authorities.