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Man fined for neglecting his horses

A horse owner from south Iceland was given a fine of ISK 700,000 (EUR 7,600, USD 9,956) last week for severely neglecting the welfare of his horses.

The horse owner had not cared for or fed his horses properly. Four of the 11 horses, which were locked inside a stall last February, had to be put down. If the horse owner does not pay the fine he could face imprisonment for 34 days, Fréttabladid reports.

As early as 2004, a livestock inspector had remarked that the man in question did not care for his animals the way he should, according to regulations about treatment of livestock in Iceland.

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