COMMUNITY ALERT FROM GLOUCESTERSHIRE POLICE
DO NOT FEED THE HORSES
Last week we sent out an urgent press release about feeding horses that you do not own.
You may not realise but feeding a horse or pony an item from your home may be illegal and may harm a horse.
In Stow a pony owner has repeatedly asked the public not to feed their ponies from the roadside as they have special dietary requirements and are getting ill.
Today we have received news that after someone fed the pony a bowl of kitchen scraps and the pony has sadly died, leaving the elderly owner without their pet.
Please do not feed ponies or horses you don’t own, you may think what you are doing is kind, but you may kill an animal.