Teacher fired after being caught on video abusing horse

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A primary school teacher in the UK has been axed after being caught on now-viral video kicking and slapping a horse. Sarah Moulds, 37, a mother of two who taught at Somerby Primary School in Melton Mowbray, sparked widespread condemnation when she was caught beating the horse after a hunt on Nov. 6, the Mirror reported. The anti-hunt group Hertfordshire Hunt Saboteurs said it recorded the incident while its members observed the Cottesmore Hunt in Rutland, East Midlands, according to the Guardian. Moulds is seen pummeling the animal as she dragged it back to a trailer. The Mowbray Education Trust, which represents seven schools in the area, suspended Moulds in November — but its chief operating officer, Paul Maddox, has confirmed that she has since been terminated. “As a Trust we are committed to ensuring the best standard of education for all of our young people and we look forward to continuing this throughout the 2021/22 academic year and beyond,” he said in a statement. Moulds also was booted from a volunteer leadership position at the Pony Club, which organizes horse rides for kids, the Guardian reported. “The welfare of horses and ponies is of the utmost importance to the Pony Club, therefore the lady in question has been removed from her voluntary position as a team organiser for a branch,” the club said.

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