We really need your help finding some international organization that could make a difference and do it fast.
The situation is horrible and these horses are literally dying.
There are well over 20 horses which their owner doesn't take care of. It's difficult to tell the exact number of horses left, because he has documents only for 8 of them, while the official inspection document states 22. The owner himself doesn't seem to know how many he has...
The horses have no water or food available and they are free ranging in the woods for the most part. Most of the females are pregnant, there are also many foals. Sometimes he comes to collect them, but the neighbors state that his comings to bring the horses "home" sometimes can be weeks apart. They get no vet treatment or medicine. He also said that he brings them to the island sometimes. And during the last visit he bragged that he buried 8 dead horses recently.
Lithuanian national vet inspection stated that "everything is fine". They also "gave instructions" to water, feed, and treat the horses and... left. This official inspection is final at this point. They are just "giving time" to improve. And the poor creatures are dying in the meantime. Nothing can be done at this level. Even independent vets refuse to come and write official paper about the real state of the horses' health. One is (probably) coming tomorrow. We'll see how it goes..
There's a small group of people who managed to collect some money and buy the horses from the crazy owner, but they managed to buy only three horses who are now in the good hands, get much attention and proper care/treatment. Nobody wants to buy such a sick animal for a crazy price (and those who would like to don't have money).
This madness has to be stopped somehow. And national organizations are useless
Please help spread this info too....
Two horses that were redeemed: