Reading Time: < 1 minute The pony collapsed on the side of the road while pulling a cart (Image: YouTube)
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investigation was launched this week after a video showing an ‘abused’ pony being
dragged along a road in Clonmel, Ireland surfaced on social media.


The video –
taken by witness Aneta Kopec – shows a Shetland pony collapsed on a roadside,
while still attached to a cart.

long, one young man attempts to drag the apparently exhausted or ill animal
across the pavement, while another yanks at the pony’s tail.


Kopec – who
says the pair also threw stones at her while her baby was in the car –
became increasingly distressed.

She shouted: “What are you doing to this horse? 

“How can you do that?”


The Irish
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is now working with
local police to investigate the incident.

An ISPCA representative
“It is not acceptable that any animal is pushed to the point of

A statement
on The Tipperary Garda information page said law enforcement has made ‘significant
progress into the investigation’ of the ‘animal cruelty’ that occurred.

included was a call to the public for any further information on the incident.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.