Horse in poor condition rescued from Colne

Horse in poor condition rescued from Colne

Horse in poor condition rescued from Colne

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

AN equine charity has issued an appeal for assistance after a horse was found in a poor condition wandering loose in Colne.

Offficials from HAPPA (Horses & Ponies Protection Association) are now urgently seeking information about the dark brown coloured steed, which was discovered in the Knotts Lane area of Colne.

A spokesman for the Briercliffe-based charity said: “There was evidence that the horse had been tethered as he was still wearing a collar and he may have broken loose.

“HAPPA is anxious to trace his owners and are urging the pubic to come forward with information. The horse was in poor conditon and in urgent need of veterinary treatment.”

The horse, which was found on Thursday, May 15, was checked over by equine inspector David McCormick before it was removed to be cared for at HAPPA’s base at Shore Hey Farm, off Halifax Road.

The Pendle case is the second significant intervention involving the charity in a month, after HAPPA was involved in the removal of six horses from land in Great Harwood.

Charity experts worked with the RSPCA and local vets after residents raised concerns about the state of the horses in Clinkham Road last month.

The charity has confirmed that all calls received concerning the Colne incident will be dealt with in the strictest confidence - they can be reached at their headquarters on 01282 455992.

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10:09pm Sat 24 May 14

M Foster says...

I am pleased that this poor horse has ended up in good hands but don't mention the RSPCA to me. As I commented in a National Daily only yesterday on a story of some rabbits found in similar poor condition -

`Never mind a few rabbits. Sad as that is, what about the millions of poor animals that endure heartless suffering by being slaughtered in pain to meet ancient religious doctrines in the form of Halal and Kosher butchery? Animal welfare, and it's place in a modern, supposed-civilized society, should come first. Whilst the RSPCA top brass live in posh houses on high salaries and waste money on anti-fox hunting court cases, etc., so abdicating their responsibilities, they remain a disgrace and will never get a penny off me.'

In other words, lets us apply decent, civilised care to the welfare of ALL animals, let us legislate for that and, if anyone has a problem with that, let them go and live in another less-civilised country where barbaric customs still exist.
I am pleased that this poor horse has ended up in good hands but don't mention the RSPCA to me. As I commented in a National Daily only yesterday on a story of some rabbits found in similar poor condition - `Never mind a few rabbits. Sad as that is, what about the millions of poor animals that endure heartless suffering by being slaughtered in pain to meet ancient religious doctrines in the form of Halal and Kosher butchery? Animal welfare, and it's place in a modern, supposed-civilized society, should come first. Whilst the RSPCA top brass live in posh houses on high salaries and waste money on anti-fox hunting court cases, etc., so abdicating their responsibilities, they remain a disgrace and will never get a penny off me.' In other words, lets us apply decent, civilised care to the welfare of ALL animals, let us legislate for that and, if anyone has a problem with that, let them go and live in another less-civilised country where barbaric customs still exist. M Foster
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6:44pm Mon 26 May 14

drunken donut says...

M Foster wrote:
I am pleased that this poor horse has ended up in good hands but don't mention the RSPCA to me. As I commented in a National Daily only yesterday on a story of some rabbits found in similar poor condition -

`Never mind a few rabbits. Sad as that is, what about the millions of poor animals that endure heartless suffering by being slaughtered in pain to meet ancient religious doctrines in the form of Halal and Kosher butchery? Animal welfare, and it's place in a modern, supposed-civilized society, should come first. Whilst the RSPCA top brass live in posh houses on high salaries and waste money on anti-fox hunting court cases, etc., so abdicating their responsibilities, they remain a disgrace and will never get a penny off me.'

In other words, lets us apply decent, civilised care to the welfare of ALL animals, let us legislate for that and, if anyone has a problem with that, let them go and live in another less-civilised country where barbaric customs still exist.
Well said, I will never give one penny to this political society they are frightened of taking on the Asians! I hope they go bankrupt.
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: I am pleased that this poor horse has ended up in good hands but don't mention the RSPCA to me. As I commented in a National Daily only yesterday on a story of some rabbits found in similar poor condition - `Never mind a few rabbits. Sad as that is, what about the millions of poor animals that endure heartless suffering by being slaughtered in pain to meet ancient religious doctrines in the form of Halal and Kosher butchery? Animal welfare, and it's place in a modern, supposed-civilized society, should come first. Whilst the RSPCA top brass live in posh houses on high salaries and waste money on anti-fox hunting court cases, etc., so abdicating their responsibilities, they remain a disgrace and will never get a penny off me.' In other words, lets us apply decent, civilised care to the welfare of ALL animals, let us legislate for that and, if anyone has a problem with that, let them go and live in another less-civilised country where barbaric customs still exist.[/p][/quote]Well said, I will never give one penny to this political society they are frightened of taking on the Asians! I hope they go bankrupt. drunken donut
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