Galway county, Ireland, January 7, 2011:.Janine Zanon, inspector of GSPCA (Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)  is retrieving a horse from a young owner, with the police helping her. The pony was starved and it collapsed later during transport, but was finally saved..Since the beginning of crisis, between 10 and 20 thousand horses have become homeless or went in the hands of the youths in urban areas. Lots of Irish people who used to buy horses for fun during the boom years of "Celtic Tiger", now are abandoning them faced with expenditure of 35 Euro a week to properly maintain a horse. This animal previously worth 2000 Euro now can be purchased for as little as 80 Euro. New owners keep their horses in city greens, city ruins, or their house gardens, in very bad conditions. Most do not get much food, many are starving, dying, being mistreated..(Photo by Piotr Malecki / Napo Images)..Galway, Irlandia, 7/01/2011:.Janine Zanon, inspektorka GSPCA (towarzystwo opieki nad zwierzetami) zabiera kucyka od dziecka, ktore go glodzilo. Zwierze bylo wyczerpane i przewrocilo sie pozniej w transporcie, ale zostalo uratowane..Od poczatku kryzysu od 10 do 20 tysiecy koni zostalo wyrzuconych na ulice przez wlascicieli nie chcacych placic okolo 35 Euro/tydzien za ich utrzymanie. Wpadaja one czesto w rece mlodziezy z ubogich dzielnic miasta, ktora handluje nimi, bije, glodzi, trzyma w skrajnie trudnych warunkach, w przydomowych ogrodkach lub ruinach budynkow i szaleje na nich po miescie. Kon, ktory byl wart 2000 Euro teraz moze byc kupiony za 80. .Fot: Piotr Malecki / Napo Images
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Ireland's horse crisis
Galway county, Ireland, January 7, 2011:.Janine Zanon, inspector of GSPCA (Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is retrieving a horse from a young owner, with the police helping her. The pony was starved and it collapsed later during transport, but was finally saved..Since the beginning of crisis, between 10 and 20 thousand horses have become homeless or went in the hands of the youths in urban areas. Lots of Irish people who used to buy horses for fun during the boom years of "Celtic Tiger", now are abandoning them faced with expenditure of 35 Euro a week to properly maintain a horse. This animal previously worth 2000 Euro now can be purchased for as little as 80 Euro. New owners keep their horses in city greens, city ruins, or their house gardens, in very bad conditions. Most do not get much food, many are starving, dying, being mistreated..(Photo by Piotr Malecki / Napo Images)..Galway, Irlandia, 7/01/2011:.Janine Zanon, inspektorka GSPCA (towarzystwo opieki nad zwierzetami) zabiera kucyka od dziecka, ktore go glodzilo. Zwierze bylo wyczerpane i przewrocilo sie pozniej w transporcie, ale zostalo uratowane..Od poczatku kryzysu od 10 do 20 tysiecy koni zostalo wyrzuconych na ulice przez wlascicieli nie chcacych placic okolo 35 Euro/tydzien za ich utrzymanie. Wpadaja one czesto w rece mlodziezy z ubogich dzielnic miasta, ktora handluje nimi, bije, glodzi, trzyma w skrajnie trudnych warunkach, w przydomowych ogrodkach lub ruinach budynkow i szaleje na nich po miescie. Kon, ktory byl wart 2000 Euro teraz moze byc kupiony za 80. .Fot: Piotr Malecki / Napo Images

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Date: 7 Jan 2011
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