A professional horse farrier in the UK was sentenced to just 12 weeks in prison and a mere 10-year ban on owning animals after video footage
showed him brutally beating a horse with a hammer. Sign now to tell the UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to review this case. It must ask that authorities sentence this person to a lifetime ban on animal ownership and revoke his farrier license!Apparently it all happened after the man was reshoeing the horse and "lost his temper."
The horrific footage depicts a terrified horse restrained, tied to a rope, and incapable of fleeing
this man's violent beatings. His attack on this poor animal lasted almost seven minutes.
The man hit the horse with a hammer six times, striking its front legs. How could authorities allow him to get anywhere near a horse again?
Any animal abuse is tragic, but in this case, the abuse was coming from a professional whom both horses and horse owners trust. This is especially gut wrenching - clearly, this man is not fit to be a farrier or ever own an animal again in the future!
A 10-year animal ban is simply not enough for a man who attacks an animal with a weapon, and "losing his temper" is no excuse. We must tell CPS to sentence this man to a lifetime ban on animal ownership and remove his farrier license. It must ensure that no more horses will be in danger from his violent outbursts! Sign the petition now to protect animals!