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Cornwall's Horse 'Crisis'

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8:03am 29th June 2014

Pirate FM has learned the number of horses having to be rescued in Cornwall has tripled in the last four years.

Statistics from the RSPCA show there were 65 cases last year alone, with some being dumped in places like car parks and roundabouts.

Now the charity is launching a campaign to get them re-homed - in what it is calling an equine crisis.

Spokesperson Gareth Johnson told Pirate FM: "Neglected animals are being left out in fields, some left out in barns, cases of emaciation, extreme cases of lice, overgrown feet and of course we have a massive problem with abandonment.

"It's so easy these days just to go out and to but one or two ponies for five or maybe ten pounds. That's the easy part of the thing. They take money, they take time."

You can find more details here

8:03am 29th June 2014

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