RSPCA joins in talks to tackle ‘horse crisis’

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The RSPCA has hosted an equine summit for leading charities, welfare groups and experts to try and get to grips with the growing horse crisis in the UK.

In the last year alone, the number of beasts and ponies that have come into the care of the RSPCA as a result of neglect and cruelty has doubled.

Members of the National Equine Welfare Council met to discuss the scale of the problem and how best to tackle the issue.

The charity recently reported that 14 horses were taken into the care of the RSPCA, Redwings, Blue Cross and Bransby Home of Rest at this year's Appleby Horse Fair.

Chief inspector of the organisation Cathy Hyde said there are currently around 3,000 horses and ponies across the UK that are currently at risk.

"In some cases foals are being sold for as little as £1 each at markets so for unscrupulous dealers it's easier and more profitable to let horses suffer," she continued.

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