France Now Requires Horse Owners To Be Licensed; Nonpayment Of Fees Considered Abandonment 

France has enacted three new laws to combat animal abuse and protect horse welfare. One requires horse owners to obtain a “knowledge certificate,” another requires “nerved” horses to be identified, and the third considers nonpayment of boarding fees to be abandonment. 

Horse owners who aren’t licensed by a governing body (like the French Equestrian Federation) will be required to complete a course that demonstrates their knowledge of equine management. This certificate will be required to be completed by all private horse owners within a year. 

Horses that have received a neurectomy must have the procedure noted in their identification documents. Chronic hoof pain might necessitate the procedure, which involves cutting the nerve and making it insensitive to pain. Horses which have been nerved are not permitted to race or compete. 

A horse owner who doesn’t pay boarding or lease fees on a horse, leaving it in the care of an equine facility, will be charged with abandonment. After the horse owner or lessor has been served with a formal notice and three months have passed, the facility housing the horse can apply to have the horse auctioned to recoup lost fees. 

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