Former teacher videoed attacking horse denies animal cruelty

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Former teacher videoed attacking horse denies animal cruelty

A former teacher who was captured on video abusing a horse has pleaded not guilty to two animal cruelty charges.

The original video, shared by anti-hunting activists Hertfordshire Hunt Saboteurs on Saturday 6 November 2021, showed the woman punching and kicking a grey pony whilst on a hunt.

Sarah Moulds, 37, was charged by the RSPCA and appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court in Lincolnshire.

She was charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and for being he responsible person for the horse and failing to prevent its unnecessary suffering by not protecting ‘the animal from pain, suffering injury or disease’, the BBC reported.

Ms Moulds was reportedly dismissed from her job as a primary school teacher due to the video being shared widely online.

After denying her charges relating to animal abuse, she was reportedly released on unconditional bail and is due to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday 28 February.

The video has also raised questions about whether or not hunting should be allowed to continue in the UK.

Many horses end up injured during hunts due to the degree of carelessness and a lack of consideration towards the animals.

(Image / Video: Hertfordshire Hunt Saboteurs)

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