Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Well, Goodness Me, Who Could Possibly Be The Culprits Here?

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?

3 comments:

Make It Stop said...

Funny how the RSPCA only admit to having the same powers as ordinary folk when they are being questioned about their lack of action to protect animals isn't it?

When they turn up at the door of an elderly or disabled person who might rescue cats or have an arthritic dog, they maintain that they have the same, if not more powers than the police.

I don't think the police are allowed to carry Sodium Pentobarbitol in their unlocked vans are they? The RSPCA carry it, so I guess they do have more powers.

Ugh.

Andrew Scarborough said...

Are you referring to members of the Consistenty Unmoving Nomadic Tribes? They fly graze their nags all over the countryside. I am wondering why they dumped the carcass rather than try to flog it door to door as prime cheval.

JuliaM said...

"Funny how the RSPCA only admit to having the same powers as ordinary folk when they are being questioned about their lack of action to protect animals isn't it?"

Just like the TV Licensing chappies... :/

"I am wondering why they dumped the carcass rather than try to flog it door to door as prime cheval."

Funny you should say that. Quite a lot of folks blame the horsemeat trade drop off for abandonment cases...