I have always loved animals, especially horses. Although I may not want a snake or any other reptile as a pet, I think that all animals should be treated with respect.
We have no right to hurt animals that are no threat to us but many animals are hurt either because their owner is abusive or because they want to control them.
But we must never forget that all animals have feelings and can feel pain just like us.
In Romania, it is not uncommon for a horse’s front or hind legs to be chained together to stop them from running away.
It’s heartbreaking to watch these creatures have to jump to get around because their chains are so tight.
Often the chains dig into their flesh causing wounds and sores.
But vet Ovidiu Rosu is making it his mission to free these horses from their chains.
On one occasion a freed horse thanks him in a very special way.
Ovidiu, a vet with the organization Four Paws International, spotted the poor creature struggling in the field with his legs tightly bound and went about gently removing the chains.
He and his team ensure that no stress is caused to the horse while they’re doing it.
When the horse is helped up and realizes he can now move freely he gives the big-hearted vet a kiss before running off.
For years, Four Paws International has been helping the wild horses of Romania’s Danube Delta.
According to Animal Channel, these horses were first brought to Romania around 300 to 400 years ago by the Tatars. The Tatars left many horses behind, and they started roaming freely through the area.
The horses moved into the protected Letea Forest to find food and then authorities moved in to try and control them.
Four Paws offered to step in and start a program which helps to control this horse population. Vets also vaccinate the horses and remove their chains.
Watch the moment when the horse thanks the vet in the clip below.
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