Deserted animals not just horseplay

Deserted animals not just horseplay

Deserted animals not just horseplay

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OUR readers are quite rightly concerned about the welfare of five horses that have been abandoned on Redhill Common in Bournemouth for a week.

We have had a number of calls on the issue and the problem has been highlighted in the paper today.

Residents in that area say the horses are kept on the council-owned parkland on short chains. The animals have no access to shelter, food or drink.

They have been left on the nature reserve while temperatures have plummeted.

It’s fortunate that the residents have been dealing with the situation by bringing fresh water and food.

Bournemouth council has stuck up a notice which says that unless the owners remove the horses by today, the local authority will take action to remove and possibly sell them.

Let’s hope the owners heed the advice, collect their horses and make sure they don’t dump them again.

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7:58pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Hurn08 says...

The horses weren't abandoned at all and DO get fed and watered by their owners.

They've been moved around quite a bit because the council quickly issues notice to the owners to move them on.

Ironic really when the council can't wait to shove cows in everywhere to graze the land despite peoples objections.
The horses weren't abandoned at all and DO get fed and watered by their owners. They've been moved around quite a bit because the council quickly issues notice to the owners to move them on. Ironic really when the council can't wait to shove cows in everywhere to graze the land despite peoples objections. Hurn08
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