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PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE OUR PETITION!
Holly's Horse Haven charity are trying to support our government bodies to control this very difficult and sometimes heartbreaking situation of abandoned & neglected ponies/horses left to die on our mountains, waste ground & open commonage throughout Ireland.
Caring for and rehabilitating many of these horses/ponies has been and will continue to be our ultimate aim! However given the extreme conditions they are trying to deal with over the winter and the lack of any grazing in these regions our charity would rather see ponies/horses humanily put to sleep rather than starving slowly to death on a Barren mountain in extreme weather (much like we are experiencing at present) and will always stand over our opinion that it is a long, long journey back from starvation and we know first hand about this struggle!
We as a charity along with all government bodies have NO WAY OF IDENTIFYING NEGLECTED OR ABANDONED horses/ponies on our mountains, waste ground & open commonage without visible markings put on all the personally owned horses/ponies to enable us to identify those (AT RISK)!
Until we acknowledge the fact that a lot of people in our nation are taking advantage of waste ground, Mountain regions and commonage ground to slip through a network of government rules and regulations (that registered organisations regulated by the authorities must adhere to) and continue to leave these animals unchipped, unregistered, unlicensed & not passported and with no continued support or supervision how are they expected to lead healthy, happy lives!
We must understand that those in authority have no choice but to listen to public pressure to do something about this very difficult problem!
We are also not opposed to ponies being on the Irish mountains (not unlike the Dartmoor ponies) however a controlled, monitored feeding, care & breeding program needs to be implemented, and ALL STALLIONS (Licensed) and not permitted to roam freely in order to control indiscriminate breeding.
All we ask is that you all try to understand we are here for the PONIES/HORSES, and just ask you reflect on our campaign banner and ask yourselves is this a loving, caring act? to dump these poor little creatures to die slowly on a mountain which is an environment they are not used to and have no chance of survival on!
Please see our dedicated web page:- http://www.hollyshorsehaven.com/hollys-voice-for-the-mountain-ponies-nationwide