The Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) has tracked down the person caught on film abusing a horse as published by The Korea Observer Wednesday.
In that video the owner of the business, operating as Macha Land in Gyeongju, whips one of his horses 52 times, kicks it in the head nine times, and stomps on its head once when it fails to pull a heavy cart.
The horse’s hind legs collapse once during this violent attack.
The Korea Observer exclusively talked with the Director of CARE AJ Garcia while they transported this rescued horse to a safe place.
“We found the owner. We went to his office and we confronted him. We called the police because he would not show us all the horses.”
“We were driving back and the owner of the company called us back and said you were right. I am the person in that video. Like a confession.”
On Wednesday the police called Garcia and said they managed to get the owner of the abused horse to tell them where it is.
“The horse that was beaten back in December, the owner sold the horse for one million six hundred thousand won (US$1,540).”
The owner offered to donate an old horse to CARE for them to collect and look after, which they did on Thursday.
CARE also met with the new owner of the abused horse.
“When he received the [abused] horse it was really skinny, really sick, and malnourished.”
The new owner fed the horse and treated it better but still offered to sell it to CARE.
“We bought it for two million five hundred thousand won,” Garcia said.
The Korea Racing Association has offered a free health check and temporary housing for both horses until CARE can find permanent sheltering options for the horses.
Police are currently investigating the owner. Charges have not been laid.