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Redwings Top Story
14 June 2013 by Redwings Press Office
A horse trader reported to own more than 2000 horses currently being kept at locations across Wales and the West of England has been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to 27 of his equines.
Thomas Tony Price was today found guilty of 57 offences at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court thanks to the RSPCA.
His eldest son Thomas Hope Price pleaded guilty to 42 charges, including causing unnecessary suffering to 18 horses, at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on 8 May. The remaining charges involved failing to meet the welfare needs of these and a further nine horses by either failing to address their weight loss, protect them from injury, pain or disease or failing to ensure they had clean and hazard-free environments with dry lying areas.
A second son, Tony John Price admitted failing to meet the welfare needs of a piebald cob colt by failing to explore and address his weight loss and failing to meet the welfare needs of a piebald filly on 8 May.
The offences relate to 27 Gypsy cob type ponies, which were removed from five different locations across the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend between February and March 2012.
Sixteen of the horses were chipped and further investigations identified a link to Thomas Price Senior. Twelve of the horses were found locked in a barn with no space or access to food or water. They were very underweight and suffering from various untreated conditions.
The RSPCA believe that Price, who was a director of Glamorgan Horse Traders, and his family are responsible for around 2-2500 horses that are being kept across England and Wales.
Redwings in Action
10 June 2013 by Redwings Press Office
A pony thought to have been abandoned after she was found wandering the roads in Diss has been offered a secure home here at Redwings. The tiny pony, who is thought to be between three and four months old, was found roaming the streets of Diss in Norfolk by a local family at the end of May. They moved her to safety by placing her in their back garden until the authorities could arrive to collect her, and even gave her a parasol to use as a shelter. They named the pony ‘Lottie’. She was severely underweight, weighing just 49kgs, and was suffering from diarrhoea and dehydration.
03 June 2013 by Redwings Press Office
We’re very pleased to announce five new additions to the Redwings Adoption Club, in the form of seven Miniature Shetlands, eight cheeky donkeys, one mighty Shire Cross, one beautiful Gelderlander and last but not the least, a long-eared donkey duo! With a brand new centre opening this year in Aylsham, North Norfolk, and the sad loss of two dearly beloved adoption horses and donkeys earlier in the year, we thought the time had come to introduce you to some potential new friends. Even better, for the first time ever you can adopt a whole gang of them for the same price, just £12.50 a year! It's a great way to support Redwings and get to know some of our special residents at the same time.
24 May 2013 by Redwings Press Office
So many myths surround laminitis, a condition that affects the sensitive laminae in a horse's feet. In fact, contrary to popular opinion, we believe around 90% of laminitis cases are actually caused by one of two underlying conditions; and now the Redwings Education team has produced a new set of laminitis leaflets to try and bust the myths surrounding this often-misunderstood and painful disease. Research has shown that over 90% of cases of laminitis are actually caused by an already-present condition; either Equine Cushing’s Disease or Equine Metabolic Syndrome. Spring grass is simply one trigger for laminitis in horses that already have one of these conditions.
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Gorgeous Zippy was once part of the Amersham rescue