Statement: Cruelty reports relating to miniature pony in Lismore, NSW

RSPCA NSW has received reports of cruelty relating to a video posted on social media depicting a miniature pony located in Lismore, NSW.

The actions depicted in the video obviously caused fear and distress in the pony. In addition, overloading a horse or pony has the potential to cause serious physical injury. RSPCA NSW completely condemns this sort of conduct with any animal.

This matter has been investigated, and we have sought expert veterinary advice, as a result of which appropriate enforcement action has been undertaken.

Members of the public who witness and have evidence of ongoing cruelty should contact RSPCA NSW on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589) or online via