Act to stop horses suffering
I WAS absolutely horrified to see the pictures of poor horses stranded in water in the Post!
And even more horrified to read that dead horses are being left to rot!
Why is this happening? These animals need help and they need it fast.
I witnessed a horse last year in my street, he had a blanket-type coat on that was sodden, the large buckle was weighing heavily at his front legs, it was a horrendous night, with gales and heavy rain, and to get some shelter, the horse stood facing my neighbour's front door.
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I rang the RSPCA, who said unless the horse was injured they would not attend. I rang the police and was referred back to the RSPCA, and told the same as before.
Finally after a further three calls, a warden was sent out. Finally after flagging down the warden at 12.40am, all he did was move the poor animal from the street and release him on Cadle heath.
On another occasion a lady in her 70s helped a tethered horse who had his back leg stuck in the strapping of his horse blanket.
She took the risk, but what would have happened otherwise?
I cannot understand why anyone would simply tether their horse and leave it without water or hay, where there is no grass to be found.
This is not animal love, it is cruelty and neglect.
If a person has not got suitable shelter, or the means to afford the upkeep of these beautiful animals, then they should be banned from purchasing them at the ridiculous prices they are currently being sold.
The council officers need to get in their cars, and drive around areas such as Gendros, Penlan and Blaenymaes, and see the suffering that some of these horses are enduring!