The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is working with the Gardaí to investigate an incident that took place in Clonmel, County Tipperary.
A video taken by an eyewitness appears to show a pony being dragged on the road still attached to a sulky cart clearly in a distressed state. Anybody with any information should contact Clonmel Garda Station.
An ISPCA spokesperson said: “It is not acceptable that any animal is pushed to the point of collapsing. Anyone who owns an animal has a legal obligation to provide for their welfare needs and a failure to do so can result in them being held to account”.
The ISPCA has renewed its call for the regulation of all horse-drawn vehicles on public roads.
Members of the public should continue to report animal welfare concerns to the ISPCA by contacting the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 or report cruelty online in confidence on http://www.ispca.ie/ cruelty_complaint