Visiting the Healey Hero website (http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/) recently, I was surprised to see a new entry, a petition from Roy Peckham, proprietor of a Pony Sanctuary/Visitor Centre in Wales concerning the treatment of pit ponies.
I must admit, I had no idea pit ponies were still in use, but apparently Wales is home to a number of small collieries and ponies are still to found working in these. Sadly, they are not always well-treated in return for their labours.
I`m providing a link that gives you access to a report detailing instances of ill-treatment, a petition you can download and circulate if you have a mind to, and a link to the Welsh Assembly allowing you to sign the petition online (closes 31/5/10).
I chose the latter option, should you wish to know, but I thought I`d also add this link to my blog so others can show their support if they wish to.
Here`s the link ;
While you`re there, you might like to look at the rest of Mr Peckham`s site, handy if you`re considering a holiday in Wales.