29 Horses Neglected

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The animal authorities arrested two women from Rotterdam on Thursday on suspicion of neglecting 29 horses. This was announced by the police.

On April 11, the police and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) investigated a site at the Ziedewijdsekade in Barendrecht (Zuid Holland) where the horses were kept. It was suspected that the animals were malnourished and poorly housed. A stall on the property had room only for five horses.

The NVWA removed the horses from the premise and examinations later proved that the animals had been neglected. The 50-year-old owner and a 25-year-old employee were therefore arrested.