There was some horsing around in Basildon on Friday morning as four foals were caught trotting near to Sainsburys.
Police were alerted to the horses presence at 7.25am after they had been seen walking along Cricketers Way, Eastmayne.
It is thought that two of the animals were adult horses and two were younger foals, although it remains a mystery where they came from.
A young horse has been put down after is was found abandoned in a childrens’ play area.
The animal was discovered by police and RSPCA officers in Cranfield Park, Wickford, last Monday, suffering from a deep wound to its right hind leg.
An equine veterinary surgeon concluded the injury was so serious that the animal should be put down on welfare grounds.
Hard to figure out where they are coming from, isn't it?
Ooh I know I know!
But I'm not going to say it because it wouldn't be PC.
I'm surprised that "those who cannot be mentioned" ;0) haven't caught on to the potential revenue stream from unwanted Nags - perhaps the cost of shipping them over the water first is prohibitive?
It is indeed a problem. But at least our retailers are helping to take them off our streets. With one seeming to be extra-specially proactive...
A HORSE has been killed after a Tesco delivery van crashed into the back of it in Kineton, Warwickshire.
Every little helps.
Quick - change the label to 'free range lasagne'.
Expect more abandoned horses in the coming months and next winter. I cannot believe that gypsies keep all those horses just because they love animals. My guess is that supplying the both legal and illegal meat trade has been a profitable little sideline for them. All cash of course, no questions asked, no paying their 'fair share' of taxes either. (Incidentally I haven't seen any tax protesters at my local gypsy encampments protesting for them to pay their taxes, have you?)
The market for these animals will be drying up fast, and animals cost money to keep - fields to graze can be relatively cheaply rented, so there may not be a massive amount let loose immediately as we are coming into the grass growing season. But by next autumn when the grass isn't there anymore, and expensive fodder has to be bought to keep them fed I expect to see a lot more just abandoned in fields or let loose anywhere.
A HORSE has been killed after a Tesco delivery van crashed into the back of it in Kineton...
Are you sure it didn't jump out of the back?...
"Ooh I know I know! "
It's noticeable that they are all of a type, isn't it?
"...perhaps the cost of shipping them over the water first is prohibitive?"
Heh! But John Pickworth seems to have an answer!
"Quick - change the label to 'free range lasagne'."
"But by next autumn when the grass isn't there anymore, and expensive fodder has to be bought to keep them fed I expect to see a lot more just abandoned in fields or let loose anywhere."
Oh, indeed... :(
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