Sorry, but while I agree with the not feeding, at the same time I know too many people who do starve their horses, when it's been going on with the same batch of people, different horses and different places they put them as well? There's a problem.
And many times law just flat out doesn't want to be bothered period. Or they know nothing.
Also know of cases where horses are ** old this year, and next year they have all aged 10 years? As well as the interesting lie that "horses got WNV in 1990...before vets knew it existed, and they get it every summer since, as well as "someone is poisoning our feed" so yes, I am going to call. And call again.
I also know of a case where there was a large pasture, skinny horses and in the far back of the pasture? Nice big round bales..so looked like horses were just not hungry. Owner BRAGGED about soaking those round bales in kerosene or diesel fuel to keep them from eating it and no one ever went out to check. But he bragged about it.
I don't do it without good reason, and don't do it just to call.
But having seen dead horses in a field that a deputy WATCHED lay down and die from starvation while he was waiting to hear from owner? I will call Jesus if it takes that.
Horses make me a better person.