A woman in Victoria, Australia, has been given a hefty fine after she was caught by the police travelling to feed her horse.
Nobody else could feed the mare, and there was no way that the horse’s owner was going to let her beloved horse starve to death.
So she made the 13km trip to make sure that her horse had enough food to keep it going during the extended lockdown period in the area.
But under the strict restrictions being applied to the state, residents are only permitted to leave their homes for work, exercise, medical care or essential shopping.
For some reason, looking after pet horses isn’t on the list.
Karen Evans was pulled over by the police, after she had just finished delivering much-needed food to her 16-year-old horse, Lily.
According to 7News Australia, Ms Evans told the officer who pulled her over:
“I’ve got no-one else to feed my horse for me.
“So, he’s [the police officer] just like well you do understand I have to fine you.
“I said this is ridiculous you can’t fine me for caregiving just because she’s not a human being.”
The officer decided not to use his discretion and ended up issuing Evans the $1652 penalty infringement notice for driving the 13km from her home to feed Lily.
“I was angry, I was very angry,” she said.
“I don’t know if it was a quota that they’re trying to get but I do think the power is going to some of these policemen’s heads.”
What do you think? Should people be allowed to travel so that they can feed their animals?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Image credit: 7News
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