RSPCA backs action against spiked apple yobs
The RSPCA and World Horse Welfare groups have reacted with anger after been told about an incident in which yobs left spiked apples in a horses' paddock, which recently highlighted the importance of equine insurance.
Featured in the Brighton Argus, the story told how dressmaker pins and two-inch screws had been pushed into the fruit and left for the horses to eat, possibly causing serious internal injuries to the animals.
The news source said that the charities have now asked for anyone who knows anything about the incident to come forward, while police are sending extra patrols into the Rottingdean area to find any witnesses who can identify the offenders.
Sarah Williams, a riding instructor who owns five of the animals at the paddock, said that the people who left the apples were "sick".
She added that children living in the area were distraught at the prospect of their horses being killed.
September 23rd 2010