Cruelty to horses

Notice in the Brisbane Courier, 26 February 1929.

The RSPCA of today would be happy with this notice. In the days when horses were an important means of transporting people and goods, it is hard to imagine how owners could mistreat them. Unfortunately instances of cruelty to horses were fairly common, but it is good to see that penalties were also imposed. The fine of two pounds  in 1929 would be about $150 today. A  horse wither is the ridge between the shoulder blades.