- Suspending Wells’ full membership privileges pursuant to the terms of Rule 106(i) for a period of no less than one (1) year, at which time he is eligible to show cause for reinstatement;
I am reading this as he is suspended for an indefinite period. They are saying no less then a year and then they are saying he has to show cause for reinstatement. It will be interesting to see if he is reinstated. Also, AQHA isn't the one that is responsible for charging him with animal cruelity. They are not the law. The question is, are there charges regarding animal cruelty? I'd be shocked if there are not.
There is a guy here locally that was suspended by the AQHA several years ago for some type of cruel training method (I'm not sure what exactly it was.) He was never reinstated and is now training paints. It's interesting how people can do something awful in one breed organization and then jump to the next and continue a career.