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RSPCA: 15 lockdown equine incidents in Bedfordshire

The RSPCA is warning that a financial recession could plunge the country into a second wave of an equine crisis. Which, it said, has already led to thousands of dumped and dying horses and crippled welfare charities.

The charity said it was called 15 times about equine incidents in Bedfordshire during lockdown.

In 2019, the charity received reports of more than 4,370 incidents involving horses in the south east of England, 145 in Bedfordshire, and by the end of the year it had nearly 900 in its care nationally, leaving its rescue centres full and funding hundreds more in private boarding.

Now the charity fears much worse is to come if, as expected, the COVID crisis sparks a UK and global recession.

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