Since the beginning of crisis, between 10 and 20 thousand horses in Ireland have become homeless or gone in the hands of the youths in urban areas. Many Irish people who used to buy horses for fun during the boom years of "Celtic Tiger", now are abandoning them faced with expenditure of 35 Euro a day needed to properly maintain such large animal. Horse previously worth 2000 Euro now can be purchased for as little as 80 Euro or just caught on the street for free. New owners keep their horses in city greens, city ruins, or their house gardens, in very bad conditions. Most animals do not get much food, many are starving, dying.