A video shared on Twitter over the weekend, showed a woman kicking and slapping her horse after the animal ran into the road. The incident took place during the Cottensmore Hunt – a foxhound pack based in Rutland, county in the East Midlands of England.
The video was posted by an anti-hunting group Hertfordshire Hunt Saboteurs who asked the RSPCA to investigate the alleged animal cruelty.
According to the Metro, Sarah Moulds, 37, a primary school teacher from Leicestershire, has been said to have gone into hiding after receiving online abuse and death threats with a friend stating Moulds is currently in fear of her life. Moulds was videoed during the fox hunt. She has since been suspended from teaching pending a formal investigation into the incident.
“We will always look into complaints made to us about animal welfare. We would urge anyone with first-hand information about this incident to contact us.”RSPCA statement
The Leicestershire Police are assisting the RSPCA in the investigation.
Video posted on Twitter can be viewed here or here:
“Keep The Ban@Keeptheban Today footage was released of an individual from the Cottesmore Hunt kicking and hitting one of their horses. This is how so-called “trail hunts” treat their animals. Whether it be horses or hounds they’re abused…”Twitter
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