Gelding blinded by ragwort poisoning put down: owner jailed

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The owner of a horse found “staggering around” his field blinded by ragwort poisoning has been jailed for 12 weeks after ignoring council warnings about the plant.

Ronald Wheeler, 43, of Thomas Lane, Liverpool appeared in Liverpool Magistrates Court for sentencing on 2 August after pleading guilty to three charges under the Animal Welfare Act at an earlier hearing on 13 June.

The RSPCA attended a field at Lower Lane, Fazarkerley, Liverpool on 6 August

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