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Old May 2nd 2008, 8:11 am
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Is it legal to do that in Spain?

I have seen it quite a lot and the horses are really struggling, if it is illegal then can someone point me in the right direction to report it.
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Originally Posted by Same Difference
Is it legal to do that in Spain?

I have seen it quite a lot and the horses are really struggling, if it is illegal then can someone point me in the right direction to report it.
Tied together, as in touching, or just linked to stop them getting a pace on?
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Tied together, as in touching, or just linked to stop them getting a pace on?
Go away you!

This is serious!
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Xtreme, do you know the law on this?
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Go away you!

This is serious!
I was being serious.
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Originally Posted by leighbloke
I was being serious.
Ok then, put it this way.......they have to jump to be able to move and the terrain is terrible and they keep falling over! It is horrendous to watch and some of the horses just lie down, dont eat and I think they have given up the will to live!
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I've never been able to find out definitively if hobbling is illegal or not. However, what you've described doesn't sound good so I'd suggest emailing SEPRONA
[email protected] giving them as many details as you can, they are obliged to investigate.
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Oh SD - that is proper sick - surely it cant be legal - its cruel - im afraid id be going cutting the ropes - good job im not over there coz id probably be locked up by now
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Originally Posted by Hillybilly
I've never been able to find out definitively if hobbling is illegal or not. However, what you've described doesn't sound good so I'd suggest emailing SEPRONA
[email protected] giving them as many details as you can, they are obliged to investigate.
Thanks for that, I will contact them tomorrow.

Lord knows how I will sleep tonight knowing those poor horses are in the condition they are in. We were thinking of going to the police and reporting them. Do you think that would do any good over here?
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Oh SD - that is proper sick - surely it cant be legal - its cruel - im afraid id be going cutting the ropes - good job im not over there coz id probably be locked up by now
Sam, if you could see them it would break your heart!
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Sam, if you could see them it would break your heart!
Yeh i know - im afraid im very much like Xtreme - we take em in here all the time - soft gits i know but i cant do with cruelty
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Thanks for that, I will contact them tomorrow.

Lord knows how I will sleep tonight knowing those poor horses are in the condition they are in. We were thinking of going to the police and reporting them. Do you think that would do any good over here?
SEPRONA IS the police. It's a branch of the guardia civil. You could maybe speed the process up by going to your nearest Cuartel.
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Default Re: Horses with their front feet tied together!

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Thanks for that, I will contact them tomorrow.

Lord knows how I will sleep tonight knowing those poor horses are in the condition they are in. We were thinking of going to the police and reporting them. Do you think that would do any good over here?
I've just had a google and found these people : http://www.blue-horses.com/

They're based in Andalucia but may be able to least give you a quick definitive answer if this practice is illegal or not.

Mods: The above url is a charity that sponsor neglected, abused or abandoned horses.
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This is SPAIN.
Bullfighting..
throwing donkeys off belltowers..
kids shoving a straw up a lizard`s ass and blowing it up for fun.....
Who would like to live in a place like this????
YOU WOULD!

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Originally Posted by DebsyW
This is SPAIN.
Bullfighting..
throwing donkeys off belltowers..
kids shoving a straw up a lizard`s ass and blowing it up for fun.....
Who would like to live in a place like this????
YOU WOULD!
Not sure that I see your point?

You can live in a country and not agree with certain practices, most of us live(d) in the UK and didn't agree with a lot of what happens(ed) this doesn't mean one should stay quiet about it or do nothing about what you see just because it's considered "normal"

Not much would ever change if we just turned a blind eye and ignored stuff we consider to be wrong.

Just my opinion really..

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