11 stray horses rounded up on Carlton High Street

York Press: 11 stray horses rounded up on village road 11 stray horses rounded up on village road

POLICE and RSPCA officers had to round up 11 stray horses which were found loose on a North Yorkshire road.

A number of residents had complained about horses wandering around the villages of Carlton and Camblesforth, and officers from both organisations were sent to the scene.

A police spokesman said: “A local man has admitted ownership of some of the horses and a joint investigation is ongoing. North Yorkshire Police continue to work towards a long-term solution, with the NFU, RSPCA, local authorities and local government.”

“We are assisting the RSPCA with their ongoing investigation into how the horses came to be loose.

“We remind owners of all animals to make sure they are kept appropriately at all times so that they do not present a danger to road users.”

Leanne Plumtree, an RSPCA spokeswoman, said the horses were running around in Carlton High Street, and they would remain with the organisation despite the owner coming forward in the meantime.

She said: “The RSPCA is caring for eleven horses that were seized by police and placed in our care last Wednesday because of concerns for their safety.

“The owner of the horses was expected to be interviewed by the RSPCA later this week. No further information is available at this time as our investigation is on-going.”

Anyone with information which could assist the police or RSPCA with their investigation, including details on the owners of the remaining horses, should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.

Alternatively, residents with information about how long the horses were loose, are asked to phone the RSPCA on 0300 1234999 and leave a message for inspector Laura Barber.

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8:24am Tue 17 Dec 13

take 5 says...

they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too
they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too take 5

9:12am Tue 17 Dec 13

sheps lad says...

And the owners charged for their keep!
And the owners charged for their keep! sheps lad

9:36am Tue 17 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

take 5 wrote:
they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too
I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.
[quote][p][bold]take 5[/bold] wrote: they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too[/p][/quote]I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm. Garrowby Turnoff

10:27am Tue 17 Dec 13

Oyy you says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
take 5 wrote:
they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too
I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.
It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]take 5[/bold] wrote: they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too[/p][/quote]I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.[/p][/quote]It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said..... Oyy you

10:40am Tue 17 Dec 13

Woody G Mellor says...

Oyy you wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
take 5 wrote:
they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too
I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.
It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....
I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere.
[quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]take 5[/bold] wrote: they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too[/p][/quote]I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.[/p][/quote]It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....[/p][/quote]I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere. Woody G Mellor

10:47am Tue 17 Dec 13

Oyy you says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
take 5 wrote:
they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too
I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.
It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....
I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere.
They might aswell be the way they are treated......
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]take 5[/bold] wrote: they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too[/p][/quote]I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.[/p][/quote]It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....[/p][/quote]I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere.[/p][/quote]They might aswell be the way they are treated...... Oyy you

10:57am Tue 17 Dec 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

While I whole heartedly agree that the homeless (well, the ones who are homeless through no fault of their own) deserve better, this thread is regarding traveller horses and the appalling way that they are neglected. It is about time that the RSPCA seized these animals and placed them in proper care.
I expect it is because travellers have human rights and everyone is terrified of upsetting them but when the horses are running free they simply deny ownership.
Time to act!
While I whole heartedly agree that the homeless (well, the ones who are homeless through no fault of their own) deserve better, this thread is regarding traveller horses and the appalling way that they are neglected. It is about time that the RSPCA seized these animals and placed them in proper care. I expect it is because travellers have human rights and everyone is terrified of upsetting them but when the horses are running free they simply deny ownership. Time to act! Big Bad Wolf

11:08am Tue 17 Dec 13

Oyy you says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
While I whole heartedly agree that the homeless (well, the ones who are homeless through no fault of their own) deserve better, this thread is regarding traveller horses and the appalling way that they are neglected. It is about time that the RSPCA seized these animals and placed them in proper care.
I expect it is because travellers have human rights and everyone is terrified of upsetting them but when the horses are running free they simply deny ownership.
Time to act!
Totally agree.......
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: While I whole heartedly agree that the homeless (well, the ones who are homeless through no fault of their own) deserve better, this thread is regarding traveller horses and the appalling way that they are neglected. It is about time that the RSPCA seized these animals and placed them in proper care. I expect it is because travellers have human rights and everyone is terrified of upsetting them but when the horses are running free they simply deny ownership. Time to act![/p][/quote]Totally agree....... Oyy you

11:11am Tue 17 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
take 5 wrote:
they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too
I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.
It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....
I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere.
There are 10,000 "slaves" currently "loosely chained" in the UK by slave drivers who are exploiting this human flotsam for their own ends. Whilst horses are creatures who need attention when their owners are irresponsible, there's a time and place for their sympathy. This Christmastide my sympathies lie with men, women and children all over the World who are being terrorised by poverty, tempest, wars and disease. I make no apologies for gate crashing this thread on their behalf.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]take 5[/bold] wrote: they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too[/p][/quote]I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.[/p][/quote]It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....[/p][/quote]I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere.[/p][/quote]There are 10,000 "slaves" currently "loosely chained" in the UK by slave drivers who are exploiting this human flotsam for their own ends. Whilst horses are creatures who need attention when their owners are irresponsible, there's a time and place for their sympathy. This Christmastide my sympathies lie with men, women and children all over the World who are being terrorised by poverty, tempest, wars and disease. I make no apologies for gate crashing this thread on their behalf. Garrowby Turnoff

11:43am Tue 17 Dec 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
Oyy you wrote:
Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
take 5 wrote:
they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too
I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.
It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....
I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere.
There are 10,000 "slaves" currently "loosely chained" in the UK by slave drivers who are exploiting this human flotsam for their own ends. Whilst horses are creatures who need attention when their owners are irresponsible, there's a time and place for their sympathy. This Christmastide my sympathies lie with men, women and children all over the World who are being terrorised by poverty, tempest, wars and disease. I make no apologies for gate crashing this thread on their behalf.
I understand Garrowby and I too wish that there was a way to end all conflict and to deal with the worlds famine and disease but this has gone on since the dawn of time. The plight of these poor animals is a relatively recent issue and could be sorted out with minimal effort.

The travellers may be upset by the authorities intervention but to be honest I could live with that.
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oyy you[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]take 5[/bold] wrote: they are all down the stamford bridge road and round the warthill,gate helmsley,holtby area just chained to the ground in freezing conditions with no real food or bedding these horses need rounding up and looking after too[/p][/quote]I agree, but at this time of year especially, spare a thought for the homeless men, women and children who also have to spend their Christmas wandering the streets foraging for food and trying to keep warm.[/p][/quote]It's about time someone started thinking about the homeless, we'll said.....[/p][/quote]I think your well intentioned comments are on the wrong thread. Humans in general are not 'loosley' chained up in the middle of nowhere.[/p][/quote]There are 10,000 "slaves" currently "loosely chained" in the UK by slave drivers who are exploiting this human flotsam for their own ends. Whilst horses are creatures who need attention when their owners are irresponsible, there's a time and place for their sympathy. This Christmastide my sympathies lie with men, women and children all over the World who are being terrorised by poverty, tempest, wars and disease. I make no apologies for gate crashing this thread on their behalf.[/p][/quote]I understand Garrowby and I too wish that there was a way to end all conflict and to deal with the worlds famine and disease but this has gone on since the dawn of time. The plight of these poor animals is a relatively recent issue and could be sorted out with minimal effort. The travellers may be upset by the authorities intervention but to be honest I could live with that. Big Bad Wolf

4:35pm Tue 17 Dec 13

meme says...

why not feed the horses to the hungry? That's what they do in other countries or will our sensibilities be outraged by such a suggestion?
I wait for the cries of disgust/anguish/horr
or and even the odd applaud!
why not feed the horses to the hungry? That's what they do in other countries or will our sensibilities be outraged by such a suggestion? I wait for the cries of disgust/anguish/horr or and even the odd applaud! meme

11:47pm Tue 17 Dec 13

expubcrawler says...

This York Press article is regarding horses running loose due to insufficient care by the owners. It has nothing to do with homeless men, women and children.
I have seen no stories in the York Press about homeless people; this is about horses and their health, welfare and treatment by their owners who apparently are not fit to have these animals.
End of!
This York Press article is regarding horses running loose due to insufficient care by the owners. It has nothing to do with homeless men, women and children. I have seen no stories in the York Press about homeless people; this is about horses and their health, welfare and treatment by their owners who apparently are not fit to have these animals. End of! expubcrawler

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