THE OWNER of a leading north Pembrokeshire tourist attraction has spoken of his remorse after RSPCA officers, acting on a tip-off, removed five ponies from his land during last weekend’s Blue Lagoon Festival near St Davids.
Children attending the family-orientated occasion on the Celtic Camping site at Berea were said to have been left in tears at the state of ponies in an adjacent field.
Distressed campers alerted RSPCA officials who attended the site where almost 700 revellers had gathered at around 11pm on Saturday.
Ian Griffiths, who owns Celtic Camping as well as neighbouring business Pwllcaerog Farm, said: “We are working very closely with the RSPCA to sort these ponies out. They should have been better looked after and I’m afraid I got it wrong.
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