Luckily in this case there were over 200 horses found emaciated and almost 100 dead which resulted in immediate action. I can see your point in the law enforcement though. I am happy and incredibly lucky to say that I live in an area where we place a good amount of value on our animals and how they are treated. I wish everywhere was like this and paid more attention to these things.
What I don't understand is what on earth was that person thinking in owning that many horses without the means to care for them? What is the point?