Birmingham, England – Marie Buchan, 35-year-old single mother of 8, receives £26,000 ($34,000) in public assistance. She has decided to use £3,600 ($4,700) a year on a horse. She went on television shows defending her decision, a decision none of her kids agree with.
Ms Buchan has set aside £600 ($800) to purchase the horse, and with delivery, feed and care, she estimates it will cost £3,600 a year. “I’ve wanted one for a long, long time – since before I had the kids. The haters are going to hate, I know they are. But I grew up around horses and now it’s time to have my own. I’m going to ride it. I wouldn’t mind getting a horse that needs breaking in, more as a challenge than anything,” Ms Buchan told reporters. She claims the horse will help with her depression.
Taxpayers are furious that she is using government assistance to purchase and care for a horse. “This is disgraceful. I work hard and have worked with depression, and I still could never afford a horse,” Milly Flack wrote on Twitter.
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