Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Cruelty Drags on for Horse

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Cruelty Drags on for Horse

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Byline: LUKE MORTIMER luke.mortimer@northernstar.com.au

WHILE Lismore partied it up at the races on Thursday, an emaciated horse wasted away in a paddock just outside of town.

Sue Higginson made a report to Richmond police on the day about the sorry state of the animal kept at a Loftville property.

She claims about 12 horses and a number of other animals at the property are malnourished or being treated badly.

"This is a sickness, not on part of the horse, on part of the two men who are responsible for all the horses on the land," Ms Higginson said.

"Along with many in the community, I have had to endure your horsemanship practices for too long now.

"I, along with hundreds of others in this region, beg you to please pack up, find homes for the horses (if you need help please sing out) and move on. You know as well as every other person who has to watch your scene, there is barely any grass in the paddock palatable to a horse and you have no proper source of water adequate for a mob of horses. …

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