The RSPCA is appealing for information about a dead horse found dumped amongst fly-tipped rubbish in Dunton Road, Basildon yesterday.
The body of an adult skewbald mare was found still warm and in an extremely thin state between Dunton Wayletts and Herongate. She had no microchip or other identification.
Around midday, two men with dark hair were seen dragging the body behind a black pick-up truck with closed rear.Well, I don’t think this one would tax Sherlock overmuch, would it?
“Sadly, cases like this are not uncommon. The country is currently in the grip of a horse crisis with the RSPCA and other horse welfare charities struggling to cope with the numbers of abandoned, neglected and abused horses.”Maybe if you responded to welfare concerns a little quicker (or at all, if they concern certain members of an identity group) it wouldn’t have to reach that stage?
Maybe then, you wouldn’t be flogging that dead horse, would you?