Year Ban for Causing Unnecessary Suffering to a Horse
Thursday 16th May, at Hyndburn Magistrates Courts in Accrington,
Allan Clynch, from Rishton, Lancashire, was banned from keeping
horses for 3
years for causing unnecessary suffering to a horse in his ownership,
and fined £400 with £600 costs.
On 4th October last year Chris Williamson, ILPH (International League
for the Protection of Horses) Field Officer for N.W. England received
an anonymous call
from a complainant who was concerned for the welfare of a horse
on allotments in Rishton.
Comments Chris, "When I saw Duke, as he was called, I was appalled
at his condition, he was so thin he could hardly stand, let alone
walk, unaided. To let a horse get into that condition was wanton
cruelty, for which there is no excuse.
"Clynch had not bothered to call a vet nor ask for assistance
from welfare organisations who are always on hand to help in such
Adds Sara Hill, RSPCA Inspector who subsequently attended the case,
"There was no excuse for allowing this horse to get into this
Duke was taken to ILPH Penny Farm, their recovery and rehabilitation
centre at Peel, near Blackpool, but sadly, after a full veterinary
examination and a series of tests, it was decided that the damage
caused was too severe and it was too late to save him, so he was