Australian Greens Senator for NSW and Spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, has successfully established a Senate inquiry into a national horse traceability register. As it stands, very little is known about the fate of the tens of thousands of horses bred each year.
The Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will run the inquiry and submissions will open soon.
The terms of reference for the inquiry are:
“The feasibility of a National Horse Traceability Register for all horses, with particular reference to: