If nothing else, it would knock that smug smile off that jerks face. So far, he has acted like the whole thing is just a joke. I would truly like to see the courts make an example out of this guy. I won't hold my breath though. Their idea of the correct punishment for this act and my idea are very different things.
To bad the horses couldn't decide his fate.
"McConnell has a known record that includes over 30 unbroken years of persistent violations of the federal Horse Protection Act but, because laws have been so lax, he has done little more than wink and continue
on his way." and this quote: "State authorities raided McConnell’s barn shortly after the scathing video showed him repeatedly clubbing, shocking and sadistically torturing the horses in his care to achieve the “Big Lick” unnatural gait that is today the scourge of the entire horse industry."
Hard to continue having faith in the system when he has been doing it and laughing his way on down the road for 30+ years. Hard to think the "scourge of the entire horse industry" continues day after day without people seeing just how horrendous this is.