Horse trader jailed for cruelty

A 49-year-old horse trader from the Vale of Glamorgan Cardiff has been given a jail sentence for animal cruelty offences. Thomas Price was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering.

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RSPCA Inspector: 'Most diseased horses' I have seen

These horses turned out to be the most poorly and diseased horses I have come across. It is my belief that the 12 in the barn had been left there to die. We are hopeful that the disqualification will mean that no other horses have to suffer at the hands of these defendants.

These horses were suffering or their needs were not being met but there are hundreds of other horses across Wales and England which may not be suffering but are just being left to illegally graze and indiscriminately breed. It really is a massive problem that we struggle to deal with day after day.

“We worked closely with Bridgend County Council throughout this case and their assistance was pivotal in securing today’s result.

– Christine McNeil, RSPCA inspector

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