Yarrabah, Queensland – In a small Aboriginal community 30 miles south of Cairns, the counsel is trying to figure out how to best deal with horses that are being dumped in the community. The number of stray horses is reaching the point where they are dying from starvation. One horse was found tied to a tree in the community with no food or water, left to die a horrible death. That horse, named Faith, was rescued by the RSPCA and removed from the community.
The community claims that outsiders are bringing horses into the community and dumping them. “One of the things we’re finding at the moment is people are bringing horses into Yarrabah and just dumping them,” Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council chief executive Janelle Menzies told reporters. She went on to say “In the past couple of weeks we’re aware of trailer loads coming in and just being let free. Whether they’ve been given to people in bad condition or just dumped, I’m not sure.”
The counsel is working to get the horses registered and into homes. They are waiving registration fees for the horses if anyone is willing to take one, but if they cannot find homes for them, they plan on killing them.Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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