We like horses. Actually we love horses – and especially when they’re alive. We don’t own one, we just don’t have the space and, if we’re honest, we couldn’t afford the upkeep. So when we hear incredibly sad stories from owners who’ve had their horses poisoned by well meaning members of public, or just people being ignorant and inconsiderate, that naturally upsets us.
If you’re a dog owner, like us, please take your poo bags home or dispose of responsibly in a nearby bin. We read a heartbreaking account recently where two horses, when autopsied, were found to have dozens of poo bags in their stomachs (apparently they are attracted to some of the ingredients in dog food that get passed through). In the one case, a newly born foal was left without a mum. Desperately sad.
If you are genuinely concerned about any animal’s welfare, please call the RSPCA.
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