This is an article from a nearby newspaper. The newspaper that I write for also did an article on it, I'll post it if Sheila sends me her story.
I think this is sickening. I have already talked to one of the equine rescue leagues that I'm friends with about it, unfortunately they cannot step in. Sadly, she said they JUST got in a mare and foal that looked to be in quite the same condition from another county.
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These horses were RETURNED to their abusive 'owners'. Wth?!?! And the deputy who seized the animals was demoted, because animal control wouldn't step in so he stepped up. A huge part of me wants to bring my trailer down there and just load them up. Screw the so-called owners.
ETA: TEN horses in this same condition were seized. Honestly.