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Continuing to fight for animal rights in Spain

SUE and Rod Weeding moved to Spain from England in 2001, aiming to slip into an easy sunshine-and-relaxation retirement.

But all that changed in 2008 with Luceiro, a two-year-old stallion they found locked in a filthy and dark stable, his left eye badly injured and rotting, hurling himself repeatedly against the bars of his stall as flies drove him crazy.

Unable to walk away from such a distressing case of animal cruelty, they brought Luceiro home to their own finca – and unwittingly created a much-needed horse rescue centre.

They set up our Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre near the town of Rojales…and now care for more than 90 horses, ponies and donkeys saved from abuse and neglect, plus a menagerie of other rescued animals, including dogs, cats, parrots, chickens, geese, Ernie the turkey and Isadora the pig.

Sue and Rod believe that when you love an animal, you fight to save it. They may be old crocks and broken down and disabled or whatever, but for the abuse they’ve suffered and survived, they deserve a second chance.

Such is their passion, they are determined to help push for the better treatment of animals in Spain and constantly lobby authorities to change laws and punish those who abuse animals.

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is the only officially registered horse rescue foundation in Spain. They are a non-profit foundation and rely solely on donations to fund our important work.

For more information, please look on the website at easyhorsecare.net or call 652 021 980 or e-mail: rescue@easyhorsecare.net

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