Footage has emerged of a horse being dragged and kicked inside a traveler’s camp.
The shocking video shows the animal lying on its side before being pulled by the neck across a field in Nottinghamshire, Radcliffe-on-Trent, soon after a large group set up camp.
As the horse is being beaten, it staggers to its feet and remains frozen in fear.
And at the end of the video the tormentor of the animal is seen walking away, apparently hurting the horse for no reason whatsoever.
Police and the RSPCA have been informed of the incident.
It arrives on Monday as dozens of vans and trucks rolled up to a village sports field.
The land is owned by the South Nottinghamshire Academy and the footage was described by local residents as “heartbreaking.”
Local residents have voiced their frustration at the actions of the travelers.
One person who refused to be named told NottinghamshireLive, “We are at our wits’ end and have been sickened by the behavior.
“The horse was dragged by a rope around the neck and was then kicked in the head. It is heartbreaking. We have called the RSPCA and they have opened a case and are taking it seriously but they won’t come down without the police.”
The local also claimed to have seen travelers swinging a dog around by the neck, start fires, and cause noise.
A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said, “Nottinghamshire Police has been made aware of an unauthorized encampment at a school playing field on Bingham Road in Radcliffe-on-Trent.
“The Rushcliffe Neighborhood Policing Team has been in the area to engage with and respond to any concerns from both the local and traveling communities.”