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Bodies of 60 horses found; 2 charged in Wisconsin

The bodies of as many as 60 horses have been uncovered in two mass graves behind a farm in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

TV stations in Milwaukee report an initial search in early April uncovered 5 dead horses on the property, just west of Kenosha.

Since then, officers found the bodies of the remaining horses, 12 goats, and two cows. And the search isn’t over.

The farm’s owners, Paula and David White, were arrested and charged with animal mistreatment.

Starvation seems to have caused most of the deaths.

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14 Comments to “Bodies of 60 horses found; 2 charged in Wisconsin”

    Trish said:
    May 10, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    I mean look at them………crazy has a face, you see it more and more…..

    keeping real said:
    May 10, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    good lord man!! I hope the judge throw's the book at those morons!!!

    SPE said:
    May 10, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Why bother to get any kind of animal if you're going to mistreat them, they look like trailer trash!

    Sharon said:
    May 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I hope they rott in hell.

    Ricksinaz said:
    May 10, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    What the hell is going on with people! No respect for anything that's living! I hope they rot in hell also! Makes me sick.

      kirby1414 said:
      May 11, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      You couldn't have said it better!

    Esco said:
    May 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    The above comments pretty much explain it all on my feelings, I agree. I doubt these POS's will suffer anywhere near the suffering they caused. Poor animals!! :..(

    Kat said:
    May 10, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Why hasn't this been in the local news? This is deplorable, 60 horses dead 12 goats, 2 cows… WTF!

    PLib said:
    May 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    A week ago, i dreamed of taking a herd of horses up a mountain to feed, they were starving, but the mountain got covered in snow and the horses couldn't eat, so they came down the mountain but most of them broke their legs and had to be put down.

    cagadvocate said:
    May 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    This is all they get IF they are prosecuted and they don't appear to be repeat offenders at least not in Kenosha (how could no one know this was going on!!!!): Felony I – penalty is a fine of up to $10,000, or imprisonment of up to 3-1/2 years, or both; however, for a repeat offender, the term of imprisonment may increase up to 2 years with prior misdemeanor convictions, and up to 6 years with a prior felony conviction.

    sparks said:
    May 11, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Makes no sense. Farm animals cost money and are an investment.

    Froggie said:
    May 13, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I say put ‘em in a cell and DO NOT feed them…ever. Give them a cot and no hots.

    Ziggy said:
    May 14, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    There is a case in Louisiana where as many horses starved by a thoroughbred race horse breeder. 30 or so were released by owner and two of them died. The sheriff, nor the DA, or the state police will arrest and charge that criminal. And that abuser is still allowed to run his horses he fed, at all the tracks in Louisiana.

    A loca horse rescue had to charter a helicopter and fly the farm and film all the skeletons to shame the owner into releasing some of the poor things. It has been 16 months and still nothing,

    I am grateful the law is doing something.

    Justice said:
    May 14, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    They don't appear to have missed many meals themselves.
    Perhaps they should know what it feels like to go hungry for months on end…

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