The deadline to comment on plans to create a new animal health unit and charge a “horse tax” to fund it is 19 April.

Groups from across the horse industry oppose the Animal Health Bill proposed by Defra.

• Email: animalhealthbill@defra.gsi.gov.uk, or post your views to Animal Health Bill Team, Defra, Area 5E, 9 Millbank, c/o Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound (8 April, ’10)