Anger over abandoned horses in South Armagh

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Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Sinn Fein Councillor Terry Hearty has condemned horse owners who are abandoning their animals on the roads.
Sinn Fein's Terry Hearty

Sinn Fein’s Terry Hearty

“Over the past number of weeks several horses have been found wandering around the roadsides in South Armagh,” he said. “The poor animals are often in a bad condition, scared and starved. This is a despicable act of animal cruelty and anyone capable of treating an animal in such a way should not be allowed to keep them,” he insisted. “As well as being cruel to the animals themselves, abandoning them on the roadsides presents a grave danger for motorists. These animals could easily cause an accident and the last thing we need on the poorly maintained roads of south Armagh is yet another obstacle for motorists to traverse. Hearty added, “Animal owners must act responsibly and I would call on anyone who either sees any of these animals being abandoned or comes across them on the road to contact the relevant authorities as soon as possible.”
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