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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

RSPCA PROSECUTE HORSE OWNERS




CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCE ? WE CAN'T.

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
A British couple have been banned from keeping horses for five years after the charity World Horse Welfare and the RSPCA removed two Shetland ponies from their care, one of whom was grossly overweight.
Keith Hall, 60, and Lynn Hall, 56, from Cleveleys in Lancashire, appeared before Blackpool Magistrates Court this week, where they admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a 21-year-old mare called April and failing to meet the needs of a 12-year-old stallion called Dale.
World Horse Welfare field officer Chris Williamson and an RSPCA inspector visited the Hall's rented field on Fleetwood Rd in Blackpool on November 4 last year and found that April's feet had not been trimmed for a very long time. She was lame and in pain.
Her companion Dale had been allowed to become grossly overweight.
Both ponies were seized and taken to World Horse Welfare's Penny Farm in Blackpool, where they immediately received the care they needed.
Dale was put on a strict diet and exercise programme and has recovered well. April did not respond to treatment and the difficult decision was made to euthanize her.
"This is one of the first cases under the new Animal Welfare Act involving an obese horse," Williams said. "I am pleased that the serious welfare implications of allowing a horse to get into this condition were taken into account in the sentence."
The Halls were ordered to pay costs of £500 each and a three-month curfew was imposed, enforcing them to be resident at their home between 10pm and 6am.
They indicated their immediate intention to appeal their five-year ban. http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2009/10/108.shtml




1 comment:

Wendy said...

What was the curfew meant to achieve? I was alienated by the rspca when they visited my house at the behest of a neighbour. I had a card through the door asking to see my rabbits. When I called them to make an appointment they said they had already seen them, and had found them 'satisfactory'. They had no need to trespass on my property, as I would have willingly let them in (all my animals are very well looked after, the neighbour was a malicious bitch), and I will not be donating anything to them in the future. I also am against their policy of taking healthy animals in, then murdering them at the end of the month. If you can't look after an animal, you shouldn't be allowed to have it - and that includes the RSPCA! (Although I am told their office staff are all very well looked after and none of them has been put down)