Two men in the United Kingdom have been arrested by Kirklees Police for their extreme animal cruelty after they continuously chased a horse in its field with their white Mitsubishi 4x4 and then, after it collapsed, allegedly dragged it behind the vehicle until it died from utter exhaustion.
Further investigation into this case of cruelty to a horse continues. Meanwhile, the two men have been placed under arrest and remain in Kirklees Police custody.
Police followed up on a call over the weekend that brought the officers to the fields near Kilroyd Drive in Cleckheaton at 1:10 in the afternoon. By the time the police arrived at the scene, the horse had already died.
A thorough post mortem is being conducted on the horse to determine precisely what caused the death of the animal. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is leading the investigation. Police officers and animal welfare officers are combining efforts in the investigation with the RSPCA taking the leadership.
The RSPCA has issued this request:
Anyone who has information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999, Kirklees CID on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
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