A woman has learnt a valuable lesson about karma after she was kicked by a horse that she hit with a spade.
A Facebook video posted over the weekend (see below) shows the woman getting kicked after she hit a wild horse with a plastic shovel.
The hungry horse was sniffing out some food that she had left on the beach.
But rather than just moving the food out of the way, the woman thought that hitting the horse would encourage it to move along.
It didn’t work.
Instead, the horse kicked the woman, and she fell onto the sand.
As the woman gets back up to her feet, another horse, accompanied by its foal, joins the ‘party’.
The incident happened on Assateague Island National Seashore – an idyllic place where wild horses roam free.
As the woman stikes the horse, someone can be heard to shout “watch out” as the horses prepares itself to unleash some instant karma.
The wild horses of Assateague Island National Seashore are protected, and U.S. Park officials advise visitors to stay away from them.
It should not take a genius to work out that if you leave food lying around in a nature reserve, then the residents of the area are going to, quite rightly, find out what you have brought into their home.
We all know by now, that if you leave your dog in your car with the windows up during this hot weather, then you do not deserve the companionship and friendship that a dog can bring into your life.
And yet every summer, we always hear stories about how poor dogs have had to be rescued from sweltering cars after their owners decided to leave them in what is essentially a halogen oven.
But one dog owner left a note on his car, explaining that, despite his dog being locked in the vehicle during the hot weather, all was well.
He was worried that concerned members of the public would see the dog without realising that the air-con had been left on and smash his windows in order to free the dog.
In a note left on his window, the dog owner said:
“Please do NOT break window!!
“Car is running
“A/C is on high
“Dog is listening to Creedence (she hates the f**king eagles!)
“Back in a flash!
At least it confirms that there are legions of people out there who, upon seeing a dog that has been left in a car without any air-con running, will be more than willing to rescue the dog by making a ‘hole’ in the windows of the vehicle where a dog has been left inside and is suffering.
I am not sure how he managed to keep the air-con running whilst at the same time locking the car and taking his keys with him thou!?
We have all been there; you are sitting down watching your favourite Amazon Prime flicks, eating your pringles when you get down to your very last few.
But your hand is too big to get them, and you don’t want to turn the tube upside down because, if you do, then the billions of crumbs will fall all over your sofa.
So instead, you stretch your fingers out as much as you can as you try to reach for the last few pringles.
You also have to keep peering down the can to see just how many you have got left before you go and get another can.
The problem is, that you use so much force to try and reach them, that the remaining few pringles end up being destroyed meaning that you have no choice other than to resort to turning the can upside down.
But a video that has been shared on TikTok gives us a glimpse into what our pringles must see as we scoop around, trying to find them.
The video was uploaded by @BritishPromise.Cats and has been liked nearly 12 million times in just under 24 hours!
Dozens of dead cats and dogs have been found inside the house of an animal welfare volunteer in Yawata City, Japan, according to reports from local police and NHK (5th June).
Officers wearing personal protective equipment searched the property that belonged to the 50-year-old volunteer.
They found a large amount of rubbish, faeces and dozens of dead cats and dogs.
According to local reports, the 50-year-old animal welfare volunteer had been “rescuing” stray dogs and cats for several years.
Neighbours had been reporting to the local authorities that a foul smell had been coming from the property and that dogs had been left to bark throughout the day and night.
These reports to local authorities had spanned over two years.
Owing to the complaints, local officials had visited the property on several occasions and ended up giving the volunteer’ words of advice’ regarding the welfare of the animals.
Local police are now examining whether the woman failed to provide sufficient food to the dogs and cats, which would be a violation of the Act on Welfare and Management of Animals.
Police entered the residence after receiving a tip-off from an animal conservation group in Kobe City. Erika Kawada, a member of the group, visited the house on Wednesday.
“There was manure on the ceiling, and there were bones of dead dogs and cats on the second floor.
“I was so angry and sad, and wondered why [the animals] had been entrusted to this person.”
Kawada described the case as an example of what is known as “Rearing Failure on a Large Scale.”
“By continuing to accept cats and dogs and not listen to outside advice, it became impossible to raise [the animals] properly,” she said. “This so-called ‘Rearing Failure on a Large Scale’ is a form of animal cruelty.
“I think it is important for the [volunteer] to think carefully about how to responsibly raise [the animals] such that these situations can be prevented.”
According to the Ministry of the Environment, there were more than 2,000 cases of “Rearing Failure on a Large Scale” nationwide in 2018.
But Avon and Somerset Police broke with this age-old tradition when they decided to name their newest four-legged recruit in dedication to the NHS
The naming ‘ceremony’ took place on 16th April.
A spokesperson for the force said:
“The move will be a lasting tribute to the NHS workers and carers who have been saving lives and comforting the sick and dying during the Coronavirus pandemic”.
PH ‘Hero’ arrived in the UK from Ireland in January with the passport name of “Callow’s Hero” and has quickly become known as ‘Hero’ in the stables and by his rider, PC Tracey Small.
The name also recognises five-year-old Hero’s fast-track career.
Usually, police horses undergo several months of training behind the scenes, but Hero has already started work in earnest.
He is out working in the community, regularly patrolling alongside his more experienced stablemates as their riders engage with the public and encourage people to stay home to save lives and protect the NHS.
Sergeant Ed Amor explained:
“We wanted to take this opportunity to recognise the amazing work of NHS staff not just for now, but in the years ahead.
“We can confirm that Hero has many of the appropriate credentials to represent our NHS partners, having proved himself to be kind and brave, a hard worker and fast learner and a horse who adores people, especially children.
“We are immensely proud of our work in supporting and helping to protect the NHS, and our intention is that when the pandemic is finally over, Hero will be a lasting recognition of the sacrifices and bravery of NHS workers.
“He will also continue to proudly unite our respective organisations for years to come as he goes about his future work, helping to control crowds, patrolling communities to reduce crime and provide reassurance, searching for missing people in open areas and in his community engagement and ceremonial duties.”
Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens added:
“I was delighted when I heard about the naming of the newest police horse as it recognises the heroic efforts of the NHS and carers.
“These individuals have always gone above and beyond to keep us safe, especially in recent weeks.
“Hero will continue to serve as a reminder that we cannot let all the hard work of the NHS be in vain; we must all continue to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
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