Old Horse Starved, Then Hung to Death

Two British Columbia men were charged with animal cruelty in allowing a 27-year-old Appaloosa gelding to starve, then they tied "its neck to the bucket of an excavator, then raising it so the horse was off the ground. It died from strangulation," according to a report at vancouversun.com.

The two men face maximum fines of $10,000, up to five years in jail, and a prohibition against owning animals, according to the article.

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Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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