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Horses brutally attacked: Gardai appeal for information
18 December 2008

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has expressed its disgust at the brutal attack on three horses in Waterford last night. Gardai are asking anyone with any information about this appalling incident to please call them immediately on 051-305300.

Waterford's WLR FM has reported that the horses were attacked in both the Ballybeg and Williamstown areas: "The first attack occurred on the Ballybeg Link Road last night, the second near the Halting Site in Williamstown this morning. In all three cases, the horses legs were almost severed."

PAVEE Point travellers centre has condemned the attacks as extreme animal cruelty and say that it marks a new low in the conflict between fueding families.

The horses had to be destroyed due to the severity of their injuries.

In an email to the Garda Commissioner today, ICABS stated: "We hope that every possible effort will be made to apprehend the sick individuals responsible for this appalling cruelty."

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