The carcasses of a large number of dead horses are today being removed from a field near Clonmel.
The scene at Knocklofty has been described as horrific by a number of animal rescue groups who have visited the site.
Ann Williamson of Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue there with her take on the discovery of a large number of dead horses in a field and wooded area just a few kilometres from Clonmel.
A number of decomposed horse carcasses are being removed by Tipperary County Council – they appear to have been there for months if not years.
There are still around a dozen horses alive in the field.
Mayor of Clonmel Councillor Catherine Carey spoke to Fran Curry on Tipp Today this morning
Sue Walker of Action for Animal Welfare described the scene that greeted them
It appears this isn’t the first time that horses have been found dead at this location.
Sue Walker says a number of carcasses were also removed from the field last year.
Ann Williamson of Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue has unfortunately seen a large number of animal cruelty cases over the years – however she told Fran Curry on Tipp Today that she was numbed by the scene at Knocklofty.
Ann says such cruelty could be prevented if the existing laws were enforced.