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Aggravated animal cruelty charges against former horse transporter, police officer

STATE OF NEW YORK v JEANNE RYAN

Pony breeder Jeanne Ryan faces charges of aggravated animal cruelty for the deaths of 9 horses. See how this NY animal cruelty case progresses through the criminal legal system....
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Travesty Alleged at International Breeder's Farm

Travesty Alleged at International Breeder's Farm

Reports of horses found starving on the international farm of breeder John Byrialsen have surfaced. Byrialsen who owns Viergaard Stud is best known in North America as a co-owner of the United States Olympic dressage m...
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THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. MONICA THORS

Monica Thors, a former harness racing trainer and horse rescuer, was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly causing injury and ultimately death to four of her horses. She is accused of not following veterinarian recommenda...
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550+ Seized Horses Head To Faith Auction, May Face Slaughter

550+ Seized Horses Head to Faith Auction, May Face Slaughter

South Dakota authorities announced the new auction location for horses seized from purported mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman. It comes after Philip Livestock Auction received threats making a change of venue to...
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South Dakota Authorities File Motion for Ownership of Karen Sussman, ISPMB Horses

Court to Decide Ownership of 540 ISPMB Horses

Marc Hammrich, DVM determined Karen Sussman neglected the ISPMB horses. "... many of the horses were emaciated and in poor body condition due to [a] lack of proper feeding going into this year's winter." ...
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Charges Recommended in California Horses' Deaths

California Equestrian Sentenced to Jail in Animal Cruelty Case

A former California hunter/jumper trainer was sentenced to two-years behind bars Tuesday for horse abuse. Once released, Aron Jacques cannot own or be around any animals for 10-years....
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Shamus Haws Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case for Horses' Deaths

Shamus Haws Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case for Horses' Deaths

A Utah horse trainer was sentenced Wednesday to community service in connection with the dehydration deaths of four horses. Shamus Haws was convicted of animal cruelty....
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Dead, Emaciated Horses Discovered at Texas' Second Chance Horses

Connie Lashmet is facing multiple felonies after an animal cruelty investigation led authorities to the discovery of dead and emaciated horses at a Livingston property. Polk County Sheriff Deputies seized more than two d...
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Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

A Wisconsin ranch owner convicted of almost three dozen counts of animal cruelty is headed to jail. Michael Allen Feist is scheduled to begin his one-year jail sentence on January 2, 2016....
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AQHA Professional Horseman Shamus Haws Charged in Horses' Deaths

Utah Horse Trainer Gets Deal on Appeal in Animal Cruelty Case

A Utah horse trainer convicted of animal cruelty for the dehydration deaths of four horses was given a plea resolution on appeal. Shamus Haws' conviction was dismissed after he donated $10,000 to a horse related non-profit...
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Grand Jury Indicts Monica Thors for Animal Cruelty in Horses' Deaths

Grand Jury Indicts Monica Thors for Animal Cruelty in Horses' Deaths

A Gloucester County Grand Jury indicted a New Jersey horse rescuer on nine felony counts of animal cruelty. Monica Thors, of Mullica Hill, is accused of knowingly causing serious bodily injury to her horses leading to ...
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Jeanne Ryan MAX Jail Sentence and NO animal ownership for 15 years in New York animal cruelty case

New York Pony Breeder Charged after Horses' Deaths

New York Welsh Pony breeder Jeanne Ryan is facing charges including animal cruelty after a tip led authorities to her gruesome secret....
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Monica Thors Horse Cruelty Case

Thors Gets Second Chance in NJ Animal Cruelty Case

Monica Thors A New Jersey judge gives an animal cruelty defendant the chance to have felony charges brought against her dismissed. Monica Thors, 57, of Mullica Hill must complete one-year of diversion, altho...
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pony death and inaction at equine sanctuary leads to investigation and 62 animal cruelty charges against Sarah Rabinowitz. She owns Labrador Hill Equine Sanctuary in NJ

Pony Death Prompts Animal Cruelty Charges at Horse 'Sanctuary'

The owner of New Jersey's Labrador Hill Equine Sanctuary faces 60+ counts of animal neglect and cruelty. A pony's death precipitated events that landed Sarah Rabinowitz (Mognoni) in trouble with the law. ...
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Sussman Allowed to Keep 20 Horses

Sussman Keeps 20 Gila Horses, 520 Horses Rescued

ISPMB's Herd Allowed up to 40 Horses South Dakota officials reached a settlement with the operator of the purported charity International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB). The disposition...
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Barrel racer Carrie Moore is one of many horse owners that lost horses in a shocking tornado.

Oklahoma Officials Catalog Dead Horses After Tornado

Barrel racer Carrie Moore says she’s been to every veterinary clinic surrounding the Oklahoma tornado’s strike zone looking for her horses. The three seemingly disappeared after Wallace Horse Park took a direct hit....
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v. ARON EMILY JACQUES

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v. ARON EMILY JACQUES

California horse trainer and self-proclaimed horse rescuer Aron Jacques (aka Aryn Jacques) is charged with felony animal cruelty charges after two horses died and two were euthanized after being in her care....
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California Horse Trainer Investigated after Horse Dies

California Horse Trainer Investigated after Horse Dies

Authorities have launched an investigation after the death of at least one horse that was in the care of a California horse trainer. Details are limited, but a Los Angeles County Care and Control official says Aryn Jacq...
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California Trainer Aryn Jacques Accused of Neglecting Horses

California Trainer Aryn Jacques Accused of Neglecting Horses, 2 Dead

California officials continue their investigation into the death of two horses in the care of trainer Aryn Jacques. A total of five horses have been confiscated....
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Charges Recommended in California Horses' Deaths

Charges Recommended in California Horses' Deaths

Sgt. Rachel Montez-Kemp of the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control says the agency has completed its animal neglect investigation into Aryn Jacques....
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