Horse Cruelty Info
Title 18, Section 5511
The Henneke Body Scoring Chart is accepted in court as a scientific method of scoring a horse's body condition. It is used successfully in court to prove neglect.
Horse Cruelty Cases
Horse Cruelty at Auctions
PA State Police arrest horse dealer at PA horse auction
PA Cruelty Law at New Holland, PA Auction
Down and bleeding inside a trailer with Maine license plates at a New Holland, PA auction. Reportedly the horse later died. No charges were ever filed. Blood was pooling on the ground under and outside the trailer.
Down Belgian was down all day at a PA horse auction. Several bystanders attempted to get the horse to rise. A vet was never called...
Severely foundered mare's face reveals the pain she is feeling. Mare was found down on a truck at a New Holland auction. Blood oozed from her coronary bands.
All Had Broken Legs & were Hidden on A Trailer
The Labor Day Mares
This mare was found down on a trailer belonging to
a New Jersey
"killer buyer" on Labor Day 1995. She was wearing a hip tag from a Friday sale.
After kicking and beating her she rose to her feet. The "killer buyer" stated
to the cruelty agent from the Large Animal
Protection Society, LAPS,
Notice the classic foundered stance with her hind legs drawn up underneath her body in a futile attempt to take weight off her painful front hooves.
When she started to walk, blood started oozing from her coronary band. A veterinarian called to the auction euthanised the mare. She had sores on her body and a full udder.
This mare was found down in the killer pens on Labor Day 1996. Her owner had her dropped off on the Thursday before the sale. He hoped to get $25 for her.
A veterinarian called to the auction by the Humane League of Lancaster Countyeuthanised this severely foundered mare.
Her udder was also full, kept around till her foal could be weaned.
Another foundered mare was not so lucky that day. Down in the kill pens, she was stepped on many times. When the veterinarian saw her, she was standing, so he allowed her to make "the trip"
"Founder is a very painful condition. . . one of the most painful things a horse has to go through,"Dr Margaret Mullin DVM
The veterinarian euthanised the dying animal.