barb wire in paddock, security,,

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12 years 9 months ago #20059 by Hestia
I have a visitor that asked me about if there are any regulations to animal safety in paddocks and who looks after this.
Have seen a couple of paddocks that has had rolls of barb wire among grazing animals and also heaps of garbage like old plastic containers and broken glas and scrap metal.

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12 years 9 months ago #296298 by max2
SPCA? That would be my first thought....

have they just had the property re-fenced possibly?

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12 years 9 months ago #296304 by Hestia
One of the paddocks has had same status for 10 years,,,,

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12 years 9 months ago #296434 by Ghilly
This is a sad state of affairs, I've seen a few properties like this and wondered why on earth anyone would put animals in it. It's like kids playing on a demolition site in bare feet. Stupid.

Would animal control be any good? Maybe you could phone the council or the local vets and ask them if they know of somewhere you could contact. It's just an accident waiting to happen.

Jeeze if I see a bit of anything that shouldn't be in the paddock, I remove it immediately, anything from the plastic wrapper off a ciggy packet blown over from the shops to a bit of glass from previous owners using the paddock to burn rubbish in....

If anyone comes here and drops a cigarette butt anywhere, I fume and pick it up so none of the animals can get at it.... my ciggy butts go into my pocket!

Having that sort of mess around for animals to graze through is just nuts!

If the SPCA don't worry about it, I bet they'd be there with 'guns blazing' if an animal has barbed wire wrapped around it's leg.. prevention is far better than the cure. Maybe if you don't get anywhere with them, you might point this out.

I hope you can find someone who has the ability to act for these animals.

Yakut

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12 years 9 months ago #296858 by Leeanne
hOnestly until animal hurt most likely no one will do much!! I ahve rang the spca and animal control about how a couple of horses are being keeped in paddocks full of old car bodys wire and god knows what else!! They cant do much until animal is hurt or in the case of these they have lost more weight due to no feed!! They did visit and spoke to owner but could do little more!! One of these horses has escaped a couple of times I make sure that it gets impounded!!! oNe has now gone by way of the hounds sadly but he is better off winter was very hard on him and he had the look of a broken animal..... think owner finally got sick of animal control and spca visits

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12 years 9 months ago #296865 by cowvet
Please do not clog up MAF or SPCA resources about someone elses untidiness. they will not do anything unless there is animal welfare involved. A current animal welfare issue that is - not what you might think may happen in the future.


I love animals...they're delicious

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12 years 9 months ago #296872 by Simkin
There is a paddock that looks more like a rubbish tip right next to a huge roundabout in a Christchurch suburb with thousands of cars passing by every day. At times this paddock is grazed by sheep. And the Chch SPCA headoffice is only a few hundred metres from this paddock - I'm sure they drive past many times each week. Nothing has changed in a decade.

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12 years 9 months ago #296923 by Leeanne
As cow girl says they wont do anything untill animal is hurt..... I was luckly (or unlucky) as horses got out a number of times and I got rang to catch them!! I refused to put them back in to paddock each time and rang animal control to impound them Get costly for owner to get them out!! Also these animals had no feed so spca was keeping and eye on them as they had a numbe rof rings

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