Horses starve to death while owner is on holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two horses have died of hunger after their owner went on holiday and left them without food.

The animals were found by animal welfare officers, at a farm just outside Chełm, near Lublin. Officers discovered one horse dead in the snow, and the other died before their eyes.

A spokesman for Stowarzyszenie Chełmska Straż Ochrony Zwierząt confirmed that both had starved to death in great pain. Two others survived by eating hay and snow, and will now be re-homed.

The horses had been kept in a brick building with no windows. Their owner, who was in Austria at the time, faces two years in prison if convicted of animal cruelty.

Picture: Stowarzyszenie Chełmska Straż Ochrony Zwierząt

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