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Ruth Schneider 08-07-2011 04:59 AM

Bega Valley horse protection,RSPCA inactive?
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.

Ruth Schneider 08-20-2011 10:36 PM

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For the moment we are still looking for a property , Tanja near the sea or Tathra are lovely spots.
On our way down we passed through Candelo and were shocked to these horses at the start of the village , a few houses across from these animals and a few hundred metres from the pub and bowling club!

On the main road no less!

See images .

Very sad and we wonder who will do something?

RSPCA , local BVSC, Police know what goes on and seemingly turn a blind eye.

ilovemyPhillip 08-20-2011 10:58 PM

Why didn't you?
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Peppy Barrel Racing 08-20-2011 11:11 PM


Originally Posted by Ruth Schneider (Post 1144266)
Who will do something?

As we passed through Candelo in the township.

Contact your local sheriffs department or SPCA immediately that horse is severely emaciated I doubt it can provide sufficient nutrition for that foal.

Ruth Schneider 08-21-2011 12:13 AM

My husband stopped the car and we spoke to some local people and they just said there was no point because the RSPCA and council would do nothing.
None felt good about this .

Been going on for years and years the locals said.

Candelo-Mogilla Rd, Candelo by Bowling Club.

You send the photos to the RSPCA!!

Peppy Barrel Racing 08-21-2011 12:37 AM

contact them anyway i live in oklahoma. Or call your sheriffs department if you make a complaint they have to investigate it.

ShutUpJoe 08-21-2011 12:47 AM

I knew a breeder who had a mare that she didn't feed properly after it gave birth. The mare would drop weight every time she had a foal. The foal was always chunky. I secretly called the Humane Society after she refused to do anything about it, even after the vet told her the horse was severely emaciated. HS came out and said that mares losing weight like that was normal after giving birth. Goes to show how much they know. Luckily she sold the mare the same year because she was "tired of being harassed about her".

Poco1220 08-21-2011 12:52 AM

Send the photos to a couple local papers or news channels along with a statement about how local offices are refusing to help in these kinds of situations. If it can get in more people's eyes and ears the police or AC will have to deal with it!
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kim_angel 08-21-2011 06:29 AM

Do you want to know why nothing gets done about it and why it goes on for years? Because people do exactly as you did. You tisk tisk at the scene, take pictures and do nothing.

FoxRidgeRanch 08-21-2011 09:31 AM

Yeah Same said as earlier, "Why didn't you?" Just knowing someone got out and took pictures of this and no do anything kinda grinds my gears. The mare is obviously unhealthy and she's got a swollen left front knee.

When I was in high school I called the humane society on my best friend, might have been mean but they had a foal die from lack of nurishment from the mom same as this, mom nearly died, they couldn't get her to stand on her own at all. The vet could tell just from driving by that they were super underweight. The chubbiest was maybe a good 200 pounds under weight. The sheriff came out and looked at the horses but did nothing. But after that they sold a few of their horses to good homes and the few left gained a little bit of weight I would still do it over again even if I got the same results.

The results are what counts even if it looks like barely anything is done some times just the harrassment is enough for people to change. It always helped me, not with skinny horses but with gelding grade studs :)

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