The Bega Valley is a hot spot for horses needing protection, the RSPCA , local BVSC, Police know what goes on and seemingly turn a blind eye.
Horses in the Candelo-Tantawanglo -Burragate area have been treated poorly , often in view from the road .
Many , many reports have been made but nothing ever happens to change these events.
Offenders are well know and seemingly have some protection from the authorities?
Far and wide it is a topic of conversation about the area.
Police do nothing .
We moved to Sydney many years back when the kids grew up and worked through to our retirement . Stories were common of horse cruelty, dead horse in a freezer when a property was sold and so many more that could not be repeated, neglect at it's worst.
Later we have retired and still have a few friends in the area, thoughts turned to a cottage with a garden and a few trees, the areas we knew years back.
Sadly our looking for a new home has been tainted by by tales of horses being treated badly , we inquired about neighbors and even the real estate agent offered a few stories.
The same name /names keep being mentioned .
It was with some irony that we started looking around Berridale for our dream cottage and it took a little while for the stories to surface , although the person is now out of the area.
It pains me to know that this has continued on for so many years, one can have so little faith in people who are supposedly there to protect these beautiful creatures, horses.