Outrage over horse drowning in River Nore in Kilkenny

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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Outrage over horse drowning  in   River Nore in Kilkenny

The horse who drowned in the River Nore on Sunday

A horse drowned yesterday afternoon in the River Nore despite the efforts of members of the public and a local vet to save its life.

The horse drowned in the river yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. Horrified onlookers tried desperately to save the animal and put their own lives at risk entering the water.

The shocking incident of animal cruelty has caused outrage locally and nationally. 

The matter was reported to gardaí and the Kilkenny Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The remains of the horse are expected to be removed from the site of the incident, which is past the old mills on the Canal Walk.

Meanwhile on Saturday afternoon young children were seen pushing a young horse across the Ring Road at the Hebron Road causing chaos to traffic and raising serious public safety concerns.

Last month two horses were found dead and abandoned on lands close to the Hebron Road. Their remains were emaciated and frozen.

For full story see this Wednesday's Kilkenny People.