s skippy the bush kangaroo: another casualty of the worldwide economic downturn

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, November 15, 2010

another casualty of the worldwide economic downturn

horses in ireland. with the extreme downturn of the irish economy, many horse owners are no longer willing or able to financially care for their forelegged wards.
thousands of homeless horses now run wild across ireland - another consequence of the economic recession as the animals are abandoned by owners who can no longer afford their upkeep.

animal welfare organizations such as the dublin society for the protection of animals say the problem can only be solved by a mass national cull.

ireland has the highest horse population per capita in europe and an estimated 20,000 horses could now be ownerless.

..."they face a winter of starvation and in those circumstances sadly the only humane solution is to put those animals down. it is better that they are culled than left to starve to death which is shameful given ireland's reputation for breeding and loving horses." - irish times

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