New Zealand Dog News

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January 22, 2008

Pitbull attacks horses and riders

A pitbull attack on horses and riders returning from a Muriwai Beach guided trek is one of the worst Rodney animal control officers say they have encountered.

They describe the unprovoked attack on four of eight horses in the group as particularly vicious.

The January 5 incident has left the district’s horse-riding fraternity stunned and angry at what they see as a lack of official support in controlling dogs and motorcyclists on the popular west coast beach.

"It was horrific," says Kim Bell, who has been leading beach treks more than 15 years.

"I have been riding out here for 20 years and never had anything happen like that.

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