Posts Tagged ‘economy’

Nebraska Rancher Faces Charges

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

A Nebraska rancher faces over 100 counts of animal cruelty for starving over 200 horses and donkeys. Jason Meduna of Morrill County is charged with these crimes. In addition over 74 horse and donkey deaths have been documented by the local sheriff. This is a sad case, but we are seeing more and more of this as the economy worsens. Unfortunately many people are having to make the choice of feeding themselves and their families or feeding their animals. The exact details of this case are unknown, but we can only hope this is not a case of willful neglect of animals. Hopefully all these malnourished animals will recover.