Abandoned horse in a filed in Hampshire
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Rise in number of abandoned horses a crisis, says RSPCA

The RSPCA has said it is looking after so many abandoned horses, donkeys and ponies that it cannot take in any more.

The charity claims a recent fall in the market price for horses has led to irresponsible owners leaving them in fields and on waste land to die.

It is now appealing for help to re-home more than 600 animals in its care.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 31 Mar 2015
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