Published Friday, 29 November 2013
Gardaí are investigating the grim discovery. (© Getty)
It is understood the animal suffered extensive injuries and died after it was doused with petrol and set alight in the Fettercairn area of Tallaght on Wednesday.
Gilian Bird, from the Dublin Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA), described the state of the carcass.
"Our inspectors went out on site, they were with the guards and with the County Council. They discovered the carcass of a horse that had been seriously burnt - very, very seriously burnt.
"The Inspector said that it would have taken a great amount of added fuel to actually burn the horse to this extent. The colour of the horse is pretty unrecognisable as a result of the burning," she said.
"DSPCA are appealing for anybody with information they can give us [to come forward] - because we would really like to try and prosecute someone for this."
Gardaí want anyone with information to contact them.
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