Thousands sign petition calling for action on Wellingborough's Embankment horses

More than 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for action to help the horses at this popular beauty spot.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 11:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 11:34 am
The horses at the Embankment in Wellingborough yesterday

There has been concern for the animals at this site for many years, with people regularly raising the issue with the RSPCA as well as the Northants Telegraph.

Eve Williams has now started a petition calling for action as she feels the horses are not being looked after properly.

The petition states various reasons why she believes the animals are being neglected, including not having enough access to food and water, no shelter, stable or indoor area, and the surroundings being inadequate.

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One of the horses at the Embankment in Wellingborough yesterday

She fears change is needed or the horses will 'never get the life they deserve.'

More than 5,000 have signed the online petition so far.

But despite the concerns raised by Eve and those who have added their names to the petition, a spokesman for the RSPCA said they are doing all they can to help them.

A spokesman for the animal charity said : “The RSPCA is aware of concerns of horses in fields in Embankment, Wellingborough.

"Our inspectors regularly visit the horses to check on them as well as taking vets to examine them.

“Members of the public can rest assured that RSPCA inspectors will continue to monitor these horses and are in contact with the owners.

“We rely on the public to be our eyes and ears and are grateful for all calls to us in relation to animal welfare.

"We would ask people to remember that we have no more power to remove an animal than any other member of the public, and we are doing all that we can to help the horses.”