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Welfare Concerns of Sulkie Trotters

The ISPCA highlight welfare concerns as the volume of Sulkie Trotters increases, especially heading into the winter months. Many of the unfortunate horses and ponies that are used for sulkie trotting have a life devoid of adequate care, lack of food and attention of any kind. The welfare of the equines is compromised from the first day they start trotting.

A two year old trotter, named Ronnie was recently rescued by the ISPCA suffering from neglect and abuse. He is currently being rehabilitated in one of the ISPCA’s Rehabilitation Centres, however it will take him a long time to recover from his ordeal.

Legislation preventing the tethering of animals on the roadside is urgently needed and the necessity for all equines to have shelter, access to food and water is a basic requirement.

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