Horse abuse does not just happen on larger farms…it can happen right in your backyard.
Like many of you, I read Matt Mulcahy’s report on CNY Central yesterday with horror.
Matt reported that in the Cayuga County town of Conquest, there were ten horses found severely neglected. One of these horses was in such bad shape, they had to immediately put him down. The remaining nine were dispersed to agencies and farms near the area. The horses were found standing in a couple FEET of manure. The lack of care that these poor helpless animals were given is unthinkable.
The unfortunate thing is that the State of New York has not taken action after the Ernie Paragallo fiasco to make the killing and mistreatment of a horse leading to its death a felony level crime. This means that the most that this person could receive as a sentence under the law at this time is one year in jail and a $1,000 fine for each horse maltreated.
It is time that the legislature takes action to protect these animals.