Incredibly in the UK today, horse abandonment is at an all time high. The government are doing nothing to tackle this escalating crisis and as a result many horses are being cruelly dumped by owners they thought cared.
The cost of keeping a horse is enormous and, for whatever reason, many people find themselves unable to meet them. Rather than find the horses a new loving home, many horse owners are abandoning their horses to roam free – or worse, tethering them to posts presumably in the vain hope someone will come along and magically find them.
Calls to charities about horses being fly-grazed have risen by an unbelievable two thirds in the last three years. Horse charities are finding themselves at breaking point trying to deal with the sheer number of horses coming through their doors, all through no fault of their own. Many of these confused, scared horses have been abused, abandoned or neglected by callous owners and the costs of the charities’ caring for them is through the roof.
This situation cannot be allowed to continue. It’s time people stopped using horses as nothing more than money making machines, and those who dump these loving, gentle giants were made to pay for their actions. The RSPCA is urging people to take action and demand our MPs do something about this rising crisis, starting with greater powers for currently powerless local authorities.
Please take a moment to contact your MP and let them know you want change to be made, now. To send this quick, simple email to your MP, click here: http://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaign/horse/takeaction
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