This campaign means so much to so many of us & everyone’s continued support is vital to its success!
But, just for a while please look outside of Leicestershire to our national friends as Horse Crisis is a national wide problem .
Why? Because the Animal Welfare Act 2006 Section 9 (shown below) is being broken in the most horrific circumstances.SECTION 9 Duty of person responsible for animal to ensure welfare (1)A person commits an offence if he does not take such steps as are reasonable in all the circumstances to ensure that the needs of an animal for which he is responsible are met to the extent required by good practice. (2)For the purposes of this Act, an animal’s needs shall be taken to include— (a)its need for a suitable environment, (b)its need for a suitable diet, (c)its need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns, (d)any need it has to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, and (e)its need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease. (3)The circumstances to which it is relevant to have regard when applying subsection (1) include, in particular— (a)any lawful purpose for which the animal is kept, and (b)any lawful activity undertaken in relation to the animal. (4)Nothing in this section applies to the destruction of an animal in an appropriate and humane manner.
For those of you who haven’t found it yet, a group of horses are regularly turned out on tidal marshland on the Gower peninsular in Wales. These horses including young foals are regularly subjected to running the gauntlet with the incoming tide resulting in frequent death, highlighted in this Youtube Video
A group of local people have set up their own campaign to try & protect these poor animals & they need all the help & support they can get & who better than the amazing supporters of this campaign for that help?
Please let them know you are with them & please get signing AGAIN! These animals need our voice!
Hope for Horses.