Starving, infected with various diseases and some eating their own feces, over 25 horses have had to be put down after being in the care of the South African Army Special Infantry Capability Unit at the SANDF’s Potchefstroom base last year.
A further 22 horse rescued from the base also had to be euthanized as they were in such bad condition.
Carte Blanche investigates why 11 of the 60 horses which the SANDF transferred to another army base in Pretoria have died and we visit some of the surviving horses that have been re-homed, while the NSPCA laid cruelty charges in terms of the Animal Protection Act.
We ask whether horses should be entrusted to the army’s care at all.
*Carte Blanche | M-Net
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