Sentence for Horse Abuser
On Monday 4th March
at Basildon Magistrates Court Sandra Carpenter, 49, of St.
Margaret's Farm, Little Burstead, Essex was sentenced to a two month prison
sentence for causing unnecessary suffering to a grey broodmare; 2 weeks
(to run concurrently) for breach of a Court Order banning her from keeping
and given a further 10 year ban on keeping horses.
Comments Roly Owers, Director (Support), at the ILPH (International League
Protection of Horses), "We are delighted that Ms Carpenter has finally
got what she
deserves, the RSPCA has done a stirling job to get this conviction.
"Some years ago Ms Carpenter was banned from keeping horses in a
case in which
we were involved. One of the severely emaciated ponies that we took in
Annie who featured in our autumn advertising campaign in the national
concerned animal lovers contacted us to know what became of Annie - they
pleased to know that the law has finally caught up with her ex-owner.
Continues Roly, "Sadly this case yet again highlights the inadequacies
Protection of Animals Act (1911). In this instance somebody who continued
horses, despite being subject to a Court ban, with the sad result that
a horse was so
badly neglected she had to be put down."