A Borth man has admitted causing unnecessary suffering to two horses, after sexually assaulting them with a paintbrush.

Peter Bourne, aged 33 – of Cliff Road – was caught on CCTV on 19 September 2019, approaching two horses – named Hannah and Urani – from behind, before inserting a paintbrush into each of the equine’s vaginas.

Video footage shown to the court then saw Bourne licking and sniffing the paintbrush after the attack.

The man’s interference with the horses last … Continue reading…

An Ammanford man has been banned from keeping equines for three years and given a suspended jail term, after a horse in his care was left suffering because she was so desperately thin. 

Nigel Jeremy Nicholas Ward, 62 – of Penygarn Road – pleaded guilty to the Animal Welfare Act offence – and was handed a 28-week custodial sentence, suspended for 18 months, following his treatment of the brown horse.

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben had previously found the equine – … Continue reading…

Neath Port Talbot Council has become Wales’ first local authority to back a series of measures to mitigate the risks fireworks can pose to animals and their welfare.

Councillors unanimously backed noise limits and tougher restrictions on firework displays on Wednesday (27 November), to help ease difficulties for animals, and vulnerable people.

NPT’s move follows the launch of the RSPCA’s ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer arrived to their van after tending to horse welfare issues – only to find their windscreen had been smashed in broad daylight.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil returned to her van on Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff, last Thursday (7 February), to find the act of vandalism had been committed. The windscreen was smashed between 5pm and 5.30pm.

The animal welfare charity say the incident underlines the “challenging, difficult conditions and circumstances” which they face while on the frontline … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two horses were dumped in Leeds.


The charity was called about the horses on land off Gelderd Road, Morley on Sunday (20 January).


The colts – the term given to young male un-neutered horses – are described as small cob-types.


RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate said: “One of the horses was collapsed when I arrived.


“A vet and police came to the scene with me – and a couple of … Continue reading…