Charity still has 58 Amersham horses in its care, 10 years after major welfare case

Written by Friday, 05 January 2018 09:54
Horse and donkeys were found in appalling conditions at Spindle Farm. Horse and donkeys were found in appalling conditions at Spindle Farm.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is gearing up to the mark the 10th anniversary of the notorious Spindles Farm case, which gave rise to one of the biggest equine welfare operations in British history.

Despite their terrible ordeals and extensive veterinary treatment, an incredible 58 Amersham survivors remain in Redwings’ care 10 years on – 46 horses and donkeys are enjoying life at the Sanctuary, while a further 12 have been rehomed to loving guardian homes through its rehoming programme.

Redwings plans a series of activities and events throughout 2018 to recognise the Amersham survivors, including the launch of a new fund to help care for them for the next 10 years.

“Amersham was a momentous rescue that not only left a mark on Redwings, but the wider public too,” Redwings’ chief executive Lynn Cutress said.

“Never before had people’s eyes been so opened to the suffering of equines in this country, while the use of the new powers under the Animal Welfare Act was a real ground-breaking moment for the animal welfare community and has gone on to revolutionise how we save horses in need ever since.

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