Residents' anger over dead horses in welwyn hatfield

ANIMAL-LOVERS have accused authorities of not caring and being slow to react, following the deaths of two horses last week. Several readers contacted the WHT after we reported how one horse had to be put down after being left to starve, while another was

ANIMAL-LOVERS have accused authorities of not caring and being slow to react, following the deaths of two horses last week.

Several readers contacted the WHT after we reported how one horse had to be put down after being left to starve, while another was left lying dead on a bridleway for almost five days.

Caroline Hultum, of Hollybush Lane, WGC, said she had phoned the RSPCA two weeks previously, after a friend reported seeing an emaciated horse near the Holwell caravan site, off the A414.

"The woman I spoke to didn't want to know," said Mrs Hultum. "She said 'what can we do about it?' and didn't sound interested."


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In the second case, Evelyn Adams said she called police, the borough council, the RSPCA and even the Government after a dead horse was discovered near Woodside Livery Yard, which she owns.

"The police said it was down to the council. The council said they were going to ring us back and they never did," said Mrs Adams.

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"The RSPCA said they didn't deal with dead animals, and DEFRA didn't want to know.

"They were all passing the buck really.

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