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Redwings Top Story

01 September 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Stop the scourge: new action on fly-grazing

Stop the scourge, new report into fly grazing

Rural and welfare organisations demand action to tackle England’s ‘fly-grazing’ horses and their irresponsible owners.

Redwings and other welfare charities have worked together to launch a new report into fly-grazing as Government committee debates crisis and problem spreads to Environment Secretary’s constituency.

Animal welfare charities and rural groups have launched a landmark report to highlight a problem which is causing misery for horses and serious problems for landowners and the general public.

Redwings has been working alongside five other major welfare charities and the country’s largest rural organisations to produce a new report on ‘fly-grazing’ – the practice of leaving horses on someone else’s land without permission - which is on the increase among some irresponsible horse owners.

The report, called ‘Stop the scourge – time to address unlawful fly-grazing in England’, reveals over 3,000 horses are being fly-grazed causing “misery for horses, landowners, animal welfare organisations and local authorities”.

The charities and countryside organisations want to see new or updated legislation to tackle unlawfully grazed horses in England along the lines of the Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014. This would enable Local Authorities and landowners to take swift and cost-effective action to deal with fly-grazing horses, and act as a better deterrent.

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Redwings in Action

18 August 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Noel is a champion rescue

We’re delighted to report that Redwings Noel, a grey Welsh X Arab, and his Guardian Hayley Ward recently took part in the 70th anniversary Kimpton Horse Show in Hertfordshire and were crowned Supreme Champions!

This title was the most recent in a string of successes since Noel was rehomed by Redwings Ada Cole in 2003. Noel was partnered with Hayley through the Redwings’ Guardian scheme, which sees suitable horses and ponies rehomed but remaining in the charity’s ownership and responsibility – and this duo definitely make a perfect pairing!

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08 August 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Norfolk man jailed for cruelty

A man has been sent to prison for eight weeks and disqualified from keeping horses for ten years after pleading guilty to cruelty to two of his horses rescued by Redwings and the RSPCA.

Mandro Jones of Ensign Way, Diss, Norfolk was sentenced on Thursday 7th August at Norwich Magistrates’ Court in connection with offences under the Animal Welfare Act relating to two bay cob mares named ‘Marilyn’ and ‘Baby’, both of them pregnant.

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04 August 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Introducing new adoption stars!

“Black Beauty” Maya and Rock ’n’ Roll Elvis are looking forward to being your friend.

We’re delighted to announce two new additions to our Redwings Adoption Club – Maya, the beautiful black Friesian mare and Elvis, the stunning dun Welsh pony.

Maya arrived at Redwings in 2010 as part of a group of seven equines rescued from a farm in Essex. The RSPCA had been called to investigate reports of a dead horse in a field at the site and, as well as the deceased horse, found Maya and her friends Nala, Bea, Paddy, Inca, Sunshine and Oscar kept in squalid conditions.

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Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014 Winner

We are delighted (and so proud!) to announce that we have won the Judges' Choice for Best use of Social Media in the UK and Ireland at the Equestrian Social Media Awards!!

Thank you to everyone who contributes photos, videos and stories of our residents which we can share through social media.

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Equine Crisis Update

Stop the scourge

Help us tackle illegal fly-grazing, and find out how you can help!


Adoption of the Month


Gorgeous Friesian Maya has just joined the scheme!

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