RSPCA call to ban whip after winning jockeys secure victory despite breaching whip rules

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RSPCA call to ban whip after winning jockeys secure victory despite breaching whip rules Jockeys at both the Grand National and Cheltenham Festival lift trophies despite breaking whip rules The RSPCA is calling for a ban on hitting horses with whips to make them run faster after the winning jockey at the Grand National and winners at the Cheltenham Festival…

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Over 3,000 calls in 3 months for suspected animal beatings reports RSPCA

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Over 3,000 calls in 3 months for suspected animal beatings reports RSPCA As part of its Cancel Out Cruelty campaign, the RSPCA has released alarming figures where members of the public had called to express concern for animal welfare this year. Over a 3 month period, June 1 to August 31, the number of recorded telephone calls received surrounding suspected……...

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Man banned for life after keeping 40 horses in ‘horrendous conditions’

Man banned for life after keeping 40 horses in ‘horrendous conditions’

Man banned for life after keeping 40 horses in ‘horrendous conditions’ RSPCA inspectors found horses standing on muck 4ft high with their heads touching the roof of their stable A couple from Tyne and Wear have been disqualified from keeping all animals after they neglected 40 horses. Following an RSPCA prosecution, Gordon Hamilton Metcalf (DOB 18/07/1962) and Denise Ann Clark…

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Suspended jail term for Shropshire woman after horses suffer

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Suspended jail term for Shropshire woman after horses suffer A Shropshire woman has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping almost all animals following the mistreatment of six equines in her care. Vanessa Roll, 49 – of Albert Road, Albrighton – pleaded guilty to 12 Animal Welfare Act offences and was sentenced at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court…

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Man banned from keeping horses after allowing his mare to suffer

Man banned from keeping horses after allowing his mare to suffer Stephen John Challis from Slough has been disqualified from keeping equines for four years following a prosecution brought by the RSPCA. Challis, (DOB 29/03/1961) of Brickfield Lane, Burnham, Slough was sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (17 March) after he was convicted at trial (Friday 15 January) of three…

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Horse Sanctuary Owner Given Decade-Long Ban

Horse Sanctuary Owner Given Decade-Long Ban After 22 Equines Suffer in South West Wales The owner of a horse sanctuary has been banned from keeping equines for a decade after she admitted causing suffering to horses in her care. Sandra Jane Kaverneng-Stolp (commonly known as Sandra Stolp), of Derwen Road, Pontardawe in Swansea, pleaded guilty to four Animal Welfare Act…

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RSPCA Thrilled as Animal Welfare Bill Moves to Next Stage

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RSPCA Thrilled as Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill Moves to Next Stage Animal welfare charity is hopeful MPs and Peers will work together for the good of animals and ensure the Bill is passed  The RSPCA are thrilled to announce that the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill has now passed its committee stage. But the animal welfare charity – which has been calling……...

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Cumbrian Pair Disqualified from Keeping Equines for a Decade

Couple disqualified from doing equines for a decade

Cumbrian Pair Disqualified from Keeping Equines for a Decade Seven donkeys suffering from lameness were rescued through a joint operation between the RSPCA, The Donkey Sanctuary and Cumbria Police A man and woman from Cumbria have been disqualified from keeping equines following a prosecution brought by the RSPCA. Ivan Ballatyne (DOB 29.02.1944) and Jeannie Winskill (DOB 31.01.1976) both of Southwaite,…

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Shetland Pony Pulling People in Makeshift Wheelie Bin Trap is Rehomed

Shetland Pony Seen Pulling People in Makeshift Wheelie Bin

Shetland Pony Pulling People in Makeshift Wheelie Bin Trap is Rehomed A Shetland pony rescued by the RSPCA after he was seen pulling passengers along in a makeshift wheelie bin trap through a Cheshire town is enjoying life in his new home. The RSPCA were called by Cheshire police to Booth Lane in Middlewich on June 1 after they had…

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RSPCA Emergency Appeal Launched to Raise Vital Funds

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RSPCA Emergency Appeal Launched to Raise Vital Funds Equestrian News :: Everything Horse The RSPCA Emergency Appeal has been launched to help assist the charity care for and to help deal with the increasing number of animal neglect and cruelty cases during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Comedian, Ricky Gervais has thrown his support at the emergency appeal to raise vital…

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RSPCA Highlights Concern For Tethered Horses

RSPCA Highlights Concern For Horse Tethering

RSPCA Highlights Concern For Tethered Horses A recent statement by the RSPCA has highlighted concern for the welfare of tethered horses, in the UK. The statement comes as the issue was discussed in the House of Commons on the 20th February. Additionally, the RSPCA received over 5000 complaints about tethered horses in 2018, hoping the political discussion will lead to…

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On-duty RSPCA inspector returns to van to find windscreen smashed

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The animal welfare charity say the incident highlights the difficult and challenging conditions their officers must deal with on a regular basis. An RSPCA officer arrived to their van after tending to horse welfare issues – only to find their windscreen had been smashed in broad daylight. RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil returned to her van on Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff,…

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Emaciated and wounded pony found abandoned on busy road

Emaciated and wounded pony found abandoned on busy road

Emaciated and wounded pony found abandoned on busy road  The RSPCA is appealing for information after an abandoned pony who was found emaciated and wounded on a busy road in West Yorkshire. The chestnut pony, now named Peanut, was found in a poor state wandering along the Halifax Road/Queensbury Road on the A647 in Queensbury, leading towards Halifax on Thursday…

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RSPCA Launch Investigation Into Neglected ‘Sanctuary’ Horses

RSPCA Launch Investigation Into Neglected ‘Sanctuary’ Horses

[avatar user=”AbbyDickinson” size=”medium” align=”center” link=”file”]Everything Horse News Reporter, Abby Dickinson[/avatar] RSPCA Launch Investigation Into Neglected ‘Sanctuary’ Horses The RSPCA has launched an investigation into the neglected horses found at Team Thor Rescue, in Worcestershire. Distressing footage showed emaciated horses in horrific conditions, without food or water. Some of the horses experienced further suffering in the hot conditions due to having…

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