The sad story of Pandora
The sad story of Pandora, the unwanted and neglected horse left to starve in a locked plot of land in Crevillente touched many hearts.
Sue Weeding, the founder of Easy Horse Care that rescued Pandora and cared for in her last days told us.
We have had lots of emails and calls from shocked and angry people who read Pandora's story wanting to know whether the owners would be facing any consequences for their cruelty to Pandora. Sadly, we have to tell you that the police have not been able to bring any charges against the owners up till now It seems the person who's land she was on later told the police that the horse actually belonged to someone else; this someone could not be traced.
Sue continued last year a law was introduced that requires all equines to have a passport and micro chip. Without a passport it is illegal to transport a horse on the roads. Sadly, we have seen an increase in the number of cases of starvation in the last few months due to the fact that horses destined for the slaughter house cannot be transported now and with the cost of a passport and chip being more than the horse's meat value many horses are simply locked away, left to starve to death. Cruelty beyond belief.
It seems that a law created with equine welfare in mind is sadly only prolonging the suffering of those poor horses who no one wants or cares about.
Sue concluded. We tried really hard for Pandora but her internal injuries caused by prolonged starvation were too severe.
The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre receives no official funding; they rely solely on donations, sponsorship and fund raising events.
To see how you can help them to continue rescuing and caring for horses and donkeys visit their website www.easyhorsecare.net or call Sue on 652 021 980