Moorcroft Welfare Centre Legal Action

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A well known owner-breeder has sent a letter of claim to Moorcroft racehorse welfare centre for euthanasia of the their horses and those of other people.

Be aware of this if you are thinking of having any dealings with this organisation. Also be aware they have recently had a mass exodus of trustees
 

MrsJingle

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Oh! :oops: do you have a link to anything substantiating all this please OP - I had always had the impression this charity does tremendous work with ex racehorses?
 

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I think they were advertising for some more grooms/riders in last week's H&H. I don't know any more about the place then that though.
 

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Thank you both - that sheds a much clearer light on it all and the background - but how very sad to see this. Much the same scenario as we have for a very well known horse rescue charity over here in Ireland. At the end of the day who really suffers? Not the humans thats for sure :(
 
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Thank you both - that sheds a much clearer light on it all and the background - but how very sad to see this. Much the same scenario as we have for a very well known horse rescue charity over here in Ireland. At the end of the day who really suffers? Not the humans thats for sure :(
So true. It's a sorry state of affairs when money comes before compassion.
 

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I don’t think either of these links shed any light on it at all! One of them is from YEARS ago and the other says nothing In particular. What are that actual facts?
Surely if a vet says a horse should be euthanised then why would anyone question a medically trained opinion? Is there more to this?
 

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I don’t think either of these links shed any light on it at all! One of them is from YEARS ago and the other says nothing In particular. What are that actual facts?
Surely if a vet says a horse should be euthanised then why would anyone question a medically trained opinion? Is there more to this?
There is a lot more to it than that.
 

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I’m sure a vet wouldn’t just put a horse down without good medical reason. If they did then it should be the vets in trouble not Moorcroft? And as you say - rumours. Not facts.
 

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I’m sure a vet wouldn’t just put a horse down without good medical reason. If they did then it should be the vets in trouble not Moorcroft? And as you say - rumours. Not facts.

What makes you think that it was a vet who euthanised? NB, I have no knowledge of what has been happening but I do know that a vet doesn't have to be involved in pts.
 

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I’m sure they must get a lot of very broken horses coming in. What would you do if you spent a long time trying to fix it and couldn’t and it was in pain? Do you leave it in pain just to have as a pet? Or
Do you do the right thing? It’s a difficult one.
 

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I’m sure they must get a lot of very broken horses coming in. What would you do if you spent a long time trying to fix it and couldn’t and it was in pain? Do you leave it in pain just to have as a pet? Or
Do you do the right thing? It’s a difficult one.

It's always interesting when a new poster joins the forum seemingly for the sole purpose of defending an organisation which is being criticised. You haven't done an introduction in the intro section. Can you tell us who you are and if you have any connection to Moorcroft?



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Im simply trying to see this from all sides. It seems your comment insinuates that this forum should only be for those ‘against’.
 

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Im simply trying to see this from all sides. It seems your comment insinuates that this forum should only be for those ‘against’.

No, I'm not insinuating that at all, but I am asking if you have any connection with Moorfields, so we all know where we stand.

You've joined the forum, it seems, simply to post on this one thread. It seems to suggest a higher level of motivation than someone who just wants to put a different point of view.

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You drew my attention to the point and having looked back all these posts it seems as if most of the comments are all ‘against’. I guess it was the wrong place to come to try and understand the situation from an unbiased position. This is a forum not a courtroom.
 

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Most normal posters introduce themselves first. They also post on other threads and generally take part in the forum before commenting on controversial posts like this.
 

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I’m sure they must get a lot of very broken horses coming in. What would you do if you spent a long time trying to fix it and couldn’t and it was in pain? Do you leave it in pain just to have as a pet? Or
Do you do the right thing? It’s a difficult one.
I’m not anyone would criticise anyone for putting a horse in pain that’s not going to get better down. That isn’t what Moorcroft is being accused of though.
 

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The whole idea of rehoming a racehorse is you retrain a sound horse to understand "conventional" aids and enable them to change career. I can understand taking a horse that has a mild tendon injury that will come sound and be capable of an alternative career but "very broken horses" I very much doubt.

I have an ex racehorse I got directly from the trainer he had lots of ability but just did not want to race.
 

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When this came up last year I did a bit of research, looking at their accounts and what they said they did, which was not a lot. You have to donate money when you send a horse there last time I looked, I looked again, it still does.
So I suppose it all depends what the expectations were of the owner, if you are stumping up a large sum of money, you would expect something for it, so it would depend how quickly the horse(s) where euthanized and what for.
 

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Most normal posters introduce themselves first. They also post on other threads and generally take part in the forum before commenting on controversial posts like this.
We all have to start somewhere. Thanks so much for the warm welcome. What a lovely place. :(
 
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