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Four people from Sevenoaks have been banned from keeping horses after they kept sick animals in the same field as a rotting carcass and poisonous ragwort.
Harry Dunn, Tommy Tucker Dunn, Matthew Dunn and Christine Chambers were found guilty of offences under the Animal Welfare Act and sentenced at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court following a two day trial.
The four were found guilty of multiple offences relating to seven horses kept at a location on South Ash Road in Sevenoaks - a Shetland pony and her foal who were very thin and riddled with worms, a thin skewbald pony who was also suffering from a worm burden, two foals who were suffering from an untreated respiratory condition, a very thin mare and a colt who had very poor hooves.
All of the horses were kept in a field that had a high amount of a poisonous plant known as ragwort.
You can watch footage of the rescue here: