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Prevent return of Amersham horses prior to animal cruelty trial
Closed on Apr 14, 2008
Petition Background (Preamble):
The farm's owner, James Gray, made a formal application to Oxford Magistrates Court on Friday, 4th April 2008 to have the animals returned. The Deputy District Judge ruled to return 29 of these animals into the care of the family, deemed to be family pets, and to send another 82 to public auction. This decision has been greeted with outrage and dismay by the welfare agencies caring for the animals as the case against the Gray family for offences under section 4 and section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act (2006) is yet to be heard.
It is not in the best interests of the animals for these rulings to take place and the RSPCA will investigate all other avenues of appeal. Members of the public are invited to sign this petition to show their support for the RSPCA and the other equine welfare organisations currently caring for these animals in order to secure their future welfare.
We request that all animals be left in the care of the welfare agencies until the trial of the Gray family dealing with 12 counts of animal cruelty has taken place.
The Prevent return of Amersham horses prior to animal cruelty trial petition to Rt Hon Jack Straw MP Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice was written by NEWC and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: spindles farm, amersham, horse cruelty, animal cruelty, prosecutions, rspca, redwings, horse trust