Saratov: second police horse starved to death

Saratov: second police horse starved to death
Photo: RIA Novosti / Pavel Komarov

Orlov Trotter stallion was 20 years old. The cause of death was a disease of the cardiovascular system and lungs.

A second horse has died in the Saratov cavalry unit of the patrol service. This is reported by RIA Novosti referring to the press service of the city Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Meanwhile, the regional prosecutor's office has finished checking reports of starved service animals. The supervisory authority has revealed a number of violations of veterinary legislation, as well as legislation on the contractual system when concluding contracts for the supply of animal feed. It has filed a corresponding representation to the MIA in the Saratov region. As a result, the fact of fraud in the provision of services by the local private horse care company has been recognized. The investigators have initiated a criminal case. According to the article, persons accused can receive up to six years in prison.

According to official information, 22 horses were listed in the cavalry unit of the Road Patrol Service not long ago. Of these, 10 animals were severely depleted. In late September, it became known that one of the stallions, named Tornado, had died.

It is reported that the second stallion, Orlov Trotter, was 20 years old. The cause of death was a disease of the cardiovascular system and lungs. In late September, the stallion was sent to a veterinary clinic for examination. On November 4, the animal's condition worsened, the stallion lost consciousness. Despite the assistance provided by veterinarians, it was not possible to save him.

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