Justice for Horse Found With Rope Embedded in its Nose

Target: Frank Nyhan, State Solicitor, Office of the Director of Prosecutions, Cork, Ireland

Goal: Punish mam accused of neglecting a horse to the point that a rope became embedded in its nose.

A horse was recently found with a rope wound so tightly around its nose that it cut deeply into its skin and flesh. Investigators found the horse after responding to a call made to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline. The rope was deeply embedded in the horse’s nose for so long that it had become infected, and there was an infestation of flies surrounding the wound.

The grey mare was immediately removed from the property and brought to the Ireland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) Equine Rescue Centre in Mallow for urgent veterinary treatment. There, a veterinarian said that the rope was likely embedded in the horse’s nose for several weeks, causing extreme pain to the animal.

The mare has since been named Roxy, and is currently in the custody of the ISPCA, where she is receiving care and rehabilitation. It could take several months for the wound to fully heal. According to ISPCA Senior Inspector Lisa O’Donovan, “equines need to be checked regularly and this injury was totally preventable.”

The owner of the horse has so far pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. In order to ensure that no more animals are subjected to this shocking neglect, he must be punished harshly. Sign the petition below to ask the prosecutor to seek the maximum possible punishment against this man as well as a lifetime ban on animal ownership.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Nyhan,

A man has pleaded guilty to charges of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal for neglecting a horse to the point that a rope became embedded in its nose. The horse, a grey mare, was found with a deep, infected wound. The horse had an infestation of flies surrounding her wound. According to veterinarians, the rope was likely embedded in the horse’s nose for several weeks, causing extreme and prolonged pain.

This cruelty is shocking. It would have taken so little effort to take the rope off of the horse and take the horse to a veterinarian. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the maximum possible penalty for this man.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: RSPCA

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2 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Punish the negligent man who left rope embedded in that horse’s nose!!! This is just one more case of blatant animal abuse!!

  2. PRISON FOR THIS ANIMAL ABUSER NOW.

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