This suffering has to end soon
IT'S a sad reality that this newspaper has carried many stories on the subject of abandoned horses.
There is no doubt this is a particular problem right across the Swansea Bay region.
Today's calls for action from concerned residents are nothing new, but it once again brings the issue to the fore – and rightly so.
These animals deserve a better deal, they deserve to be protected and cared for rather than dumped and left to die.
Animal welfare groups can only do so much, and when you consider the issue of abandoned pets is hardly restricted to horses, it's a minor miracle they are able to save as many as they do.
If there is any positive news to be gleaned from another sorry episode in this saga, it's that it once again highlights that we have some wonderful people among us – those who are prepared to sacrifice their own time and perhaps even their own safety to rescue and protect animals in danger.
But as there seems to be no end in sight to this problem, indeed the situation is more likely to worsen, just how much can we expect from good Samaritans?
It's time for a proper debate to bring this suffering to an end — once and for all.