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Horse Cruelty In Virginia–Continued

Posted by Bill on February 12, 2008

horse1.jpg  Loudoun County, VA:

Trainer Indicted After Malnourished Horses Seized

Washington Post Story

Follow up to

Prior Post Horses Virginia

A Loudoun County grand jury indicted horse trainer Dennis B. Danley yesterday on 48 counts of animal cruelty, a Class I misdemeanor, Commonwealth’s Attorney James E. Plowman said.

He faces up to a year in jail and $2,500 fine on each count. The charges were brought in connection with the seizure of four dozen thoroughbreds by Loudoun County officials Jan. 22 from a Middleburg area farm. The animals were found to be severely malnourished and without drinking water.

Danley said last night that he stopped working on the farm in November, owned no horses and is not responsible for their condition.

Oh well, the usual animal cruelty in Virginia.  At least there are legal proceedings in existence.

Bill Lowrance

President PIAVA

Information Insights Inc.

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One Response to “Horse Cruelty In Virginia–Continued”

  1. Erin said

    It would be important to know if the “owner” of these horses stopped paying the trainer. Taking care of this many horses when there is a hay shortage and no money would be overwhelming. There are situations like this with other livestock, such as pigs in the midwest.It generally happens in the winter. I he did not own the horses,
    then he would not have had the right to surrender them either.
    I abhor cruelty, but there may be another side to the story.

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