SPCA should have taken sick horse, not offered euthanization

Jalupae should have been cared for by BC SPCA officers

I was appalled to read the story in this Friday issue. That an animal is left to suffer in this way is a terrible reflection on the limited power that the SPCA has.

They should have gone in and removed the horse, not just issued instructions or offered euthanization as it was obvious that the owners were not willing to spend money on the extra care needed. What of the other horses on the property? Are they being cared for properly?

The judge’s decision makes a mockery of the judicial system in B.C.

In a case such as this the people involved should not be allowed to keep any animals.

Jenny Taylor

Saanichton