Two skinny foals were given water by concerned onlookers
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Thousands sign petition over saleyards conditions probe

OVER 9000 people have signed a petition urging Lockyer Valley Regional Council to act in light of an RSPCA and Biosecurity Queensland investigation into conditions at the Laidley Horse Saleyards.

The petition, started by Kathryn Barnes, is asking council to act on claims sick horses were left with no water or shade throughout the entirety of the last sales on December 30.

"Currently there are insufficient troughs to supply drinking water to each and every pen at the Laidley Sales Yard," the petition reads.

"More irrigation works and infrastructure are required to be approved, funded and installed immediately by Lockyer (Valley) Regional Council who own the yards."

Lockyer Valley Regional Council confirmed a meeting on January 17 would take place to consider possible sanctions on the saleyard, including a ban on auctioneers operating at the site.

At the time of writing, the petition titled "Water Troughs In Every Pen At The Laidley Sales Yards, QLD Australia" has garnered 9025 signatures supporting its cause.



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