Bega Valley horse protection,RSPCA inactive? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 34 Old 08-22-2011, 01:14 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,420
• Horses: 1
I don't understand why the OP would take pictures, say it is not worth reporting and then ask why others don't report it.
We didn't see it, you did - you know the exact location, so report it yourself.
AlexS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 34 Old 08-23-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Posts: 22
• Horses: 0
CCBella
What you say seems to be the case, there were formal complaints made in this instance.
The RSPCA almost joked when the area was mentioned that they could guess the offenders name!
Then said there was a special filing cabinet for these.

" Unfortunately the laws in Australia particularly relating to stock are pretty crap in respect to being able to remove animals and prosecute offenders. "

To prosecute they need to win .
This is what has been said.
Ruth Schneider is offline  
post #23 of 34 Old 08-23-2011, 02:34 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 926
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth Schneider View Post
CCBella
What you say seems to be the case, there were formal complaints made in this instance.
The RSPCA almost joked when the area was mentioned that they could guess the offenders name!
Then said there was a special filing cabinet for these.

" Unfortunately the laws in Australia particularly relating to stock are pretty crap in respect to being able to remove animals and prosecute offenders. "

To prosecute they need to win .
This is what has been said.
Like I said this is just getting very fishy. The person that saw it won't report it at all.
FoxRidgeRanch is offline  
post #24 of 34 Old 08-23-2011, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Posts: 22
• Horses: 0
FoxRidgeRanch;


clearly you misunderstood what was written and that i had reported them matter.
The pictures speak for themselves.
I was merely saying the response from the RSPCA was not exactly positive.
Ruth Schneider is offline  
post #25 of 34 Old 08-23-2011, 11:49 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Western New York
Posts: 143
• Horses: 11
I don't know much about all these laws and such since I'm young but what I would do is keep reporting it. I don't care if they limit my reporting, I'm still going to try to save their lives. Every horse is worth saving whether you know them or not. These horses obviously don't have a say in anything, so be their voice. I'm sure if they could actually talk they would be nagging every person they saw to help them.
Amber and Mac is offline  
post #26 of 34 Old 08-24-2011, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Posts: 22
• Horses: 0
Amber and Mac,

laws here in Australia have been described as weak , as well there is the cost consideration for legal actions which the RSPCA mention is in conflict with doing other work .
Repeat offenders have rights in court and often claim being victimised by the RSPCA.
Then the issues of the animal get left behind.

Respect for life and humane treatment of animals make the world a better place.
Injustice toward fellow man and animals continues if we do nothing.
Ruth Schneider is offline  
post #27 of 34 Old 08-24-2011, 01:28 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,420
• Horses: 1
Here are organizations that I found in Australia, I am sure if you contacted them, they could point you in the right direction.

Australian Equine Welfare Association (AEWA) - Home

Save Equus
AlexS is offline  
post #28 of 34 Old 08-24-2011, 04:52 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 142
• Horses: 3
Ruth, I understand that you are upset re the condition of these horses as any horse lover would, but you must understand that the RSPCA in Australia has very limited power, they cannot just go onto someones property and seize the horses, reports have to be filed, the owner contacted, court documents to be filed in court, court dates etc etc. This process can take months and years to be put in place. Also the RSPCA does not have the resources, finances or man power to care for at risk/high needs horses - they depend on foster homes that take on the horse or donatations (which does not go far). Not many people are able to or would want to take on that burdon financially or emotionally.
If you feel strongly about this situation then contact the local Council, the local MP, the Radio Station, News Reporters, all local Welfare groups, The local Pony Club, etc. This way you will have complete coverage and people will come to your aid and help.
Unfortunately by putting your plea onto this international forum, the good people here will be unable to help and the handful of Aussies that frequent the site are from all over Australia - I myself though would love to help but I am nearly 20 hours away from you.
You obvoiously can use the computer and phone - then start phoning the people I have mentioned and start sending Emails to all political people in that area. Make them aware of the plight and you should get help from the people of your state.
The only person that can help these horses at this time is you.
Good Luck!!

Also be very careful as you have posted photos of horses that are not your own and you do not have the permission of the owners to do so. Yes the state of these horses are terrible, but you are skating on thin ice legally and this can come back on you.
Angelina1 is offline  
post #29 of 34 Old 08-24-2011, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Posts: 22
• Horses: 0
The RSPCA were contacted and a formal complaint made on that day, although we started out with other plans.
Please don't think we did nothing.

God bless.
Ruth Schneider is offline  
post #30 of 34 Old 08-24-2011, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Posts: 22
• Horses: 0
Kim/Fox,

You might be to young to read the posts properly?
You also might be angry with the wrong people?

In all my 72 years not a single person has hinted at my being apathetic to animal cruelty.

Be assured you don't know the full story.

God bless .
Ruth Schneider is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big Valley Horse Trailer Sianora Horse Trailers 1 09-29-2010 05:49 PM
Horse Leg protection: Do I need them? electrichearts Horse Tack and Equipment 5 06-07-2010 12:31 AM
2010 Emerald Valley Classic Miniature Horse Show SpiritedLittleCopperSpots Miniature Horses 0 06-06-2010 06:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome