From what we can find out, no one has been arrested and charged for the abuse of the horses in this report. In such instances this can turn out to be a blessing for the horses.
Horses confiscated in cruelty cases become evidence. The Department prosecuting the case bears the costs of caring for the evidence throughout the process.
This normally means being boxed up and placed on a shelf in an onsite evidence room.
But this evidence is very different. This evidence happens to be living, breathing, feeling beings.
Once the case has been concluded the horses are often sent to auction to recoup at least part of their expenses. And we know how dangerous a place a livestock auction can be for horses.
We will continue…
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