SOURCE: mirror.co.uk story by Kara O’Neill
Shocking video shows cruel animal trainer beating exhausted horse with a whip
WARNING: Distressing video content. The man is seen striking the horse several times before it appears to fall to the floor in exhaustion
A distressing video has sparked outrage online after appearing to show a man brutally beating a horse during a cruel training regime.
The horrifying clip has ignited heated debate on social media sites in Argentina after it emerged online on June 5.
In the video, which runs for just over three minutes, a man, thought to be a horse trainer, sits astride the animal and appears to repeatedly strike it with a whip.
The horse rears several times, apparently in distress, but the trainer refuses to put a stop to the brutal regime.
Moments later, the horse drops to the ground, apparently exhausted from the training
But the man refuses to leave the horse alone and continues striking the defenceless animal with his whip.
The shocking incident, thought to have taken place in Tucumán, Argentina, appears to have been filmed on a mobile phone by an onlooker stood nearby.
Disgusted animal lovers have since expressed their disgust at the footage.
Judith Monro, a welfare worker from Perth, Scotland, has created a petition through change.org. Alongside her plea, she writes: “A horse trainer savagely beating a horse.”Spread for this abuser to be banned from having contact with any animal again!”
She adds: “I hope we can continue to build our ‘voice’ and achieve a ‘ROAR’ so that our outrage is seen, heard, noted; and action taken.”
It is not clear whether any action will be taken against the trainer.