A recent article in The Horse posted that Horace White, an Alabama man, was arrested and charged with 32 counts of animal cruelty:
“Authorities removed 16 horses from his Lauderdale County property, where another 16 horses were discovered dead. Sixteen horses were found dead. Fourteen live horses were found, but 2 were so malnourished they had to be euthanized. The twelve remaining horses are receiving rehabilitative care.”
This abusive act against his horses is unfathomable and truly not necessary.
To not provide proper food and water to any animal in his care is a crime.
Animal cruelty offenders need to think about a time when THEY were severely hungry or thirsty. Animals feel hunger and thirst, too. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior.
If there is a financial problem with the care of animals, animal welfare organizations such as the ASPCA, or one of the many horse protection organizations can help out. There are always better options available.
We commend the caring citizen that reported this man to the authorities.
Promote Animal Welfare Education (PAWedu) is an online course to teach animal cruelty offenders how to be more humane and care for animals.
You can get involved and sign the petition
which urges D.A.s to enact education for offenders.
Your turn… has there ever been an animal abuse case like this in your area where citizens got involved?