The German Equestrian Association (FN) has filed a complaint against two Germans for animal cruelty in the USA.
The association said in a statement that it had received “a collection of videos and photos from various sources showing shocking treatment of horses.” It concerns the case of American dressage rider Cesar Parra, who has already been banned by the World Equestrian Federation (FEI).
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“What can be seen in the videos and photos is disgusting,” National Front Secretary-General Sonneke Lauterbach said, according to the statement. “We will do everything in our power to take action against him.” The two Germans against whom the association is now taking legal action can also be seen in the videos.
He added: “Our legal options as a sports federation are not sufficient for such behavior. It is a matter related to criminal law, and that is why we resort to state authorities, who have a much greater ability to investigate and impose sanctions.”
She added that the National Front had begun an internal exclusion process. Since the Germans are also involved in training horse owners in their company, the National Front said it had also reported the incident to the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture. I applied there to cancel this coach status from the company and individuals.
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