The Shame of our Nation
We don’t know who “owned” this pony- we can’t say who is responsible but he is here now and safe.
Yesterday this little man arrived at HHO and we don’t normally have a rant but the level of our disgust needs to be aired. Not much shocks us these days but what this poor foal must have went through had to have been horrendous. …
At 6 months- fully shod, who does that? Absolutely shameful behaviour for any so called human being. What kind of country are we living in that anyone thinks this is acceptable! Used, abused and thrown on the scrap heap. This poor foal knows no better- that was his life, an endless circle of abuse.
Of course, he is just bones under a fluffy coat- why is that? Because his so called owner didn’t feed him, took him away from his mother, probably didn’t bother feeding her either! Why is he riddled with worms? Because his so called owner didn’t think he was worth paying €10 for a dose but happily rode him around.
What would have happened him? He’d have collapsed mid ride unable to get up or stand, maybe he would have died of starvation, maybe his little limbs would have buckled under the weight of an idiot, maybe the worm burden would have gotten so bad that it would have killed him slowly and painfully, what would his so called owner do? his so called owner would have walked away from him- probably move on to the next poor creature,, unlucky enough to cross their paths without a second thought.Of course they won’t bother microchipping the next one either- incase their identity would be revealed, incase they would be punished for the disgraceful cruelty they are inflicting on animals, funny how the anominity breeds cruelty.
Shame on them
A little foal- who isn’t even nearly developed forced to endure such suffering, are we making any progress at all Ireland? Can you even attempt to educate people against doing this?
Today we’re looking after your little foal, we’ll get his shoes pulled off him, we’ll worm him and we’ll feed him up, he’ll see our vet, and we’ll let him be a baby, his dead eyes and frightened look will fade in time, we’ll repair the damage you did to him over his short life and when the time is right, he’ll go home but you won’t be thinking about him- you’ve moved on the the next victim we’re sure, The “owner” of this foal not a horse man/woman those type of owners are exactly who are making Ireland the laughing stock of Europe as regards equine welfare. It is just this type of irresponsible and uncaring owners that has rescue centres absolutely wedged with their animals, that is pulling away from those people who genuinely need help and get the answer “we’re full”, these people owe the whole country an apology as well as their animals. Shameful beings
Can anyone help with his rehabilitation costs?