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March 5, 2021
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Horse Cruelty
(wgvu) - Jackson County authorities say
they spent about $130,000 tending to dozens of horses seized in an
animal cruelty investigation.
Animal control officials in March confiscated the herd from the
Turn-3 Ranch in Grass Lake Township, about 65 miles west of
Detroit. Authorities say conditions were filthy and dangerous.
About 15 foals were born afterward.
Farm owner James Henderson Jr. and manager Matthew Mercier are
charged with torturing three horses. Defense lawyers say the facts
don't support torture charges.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot says authorities got about $50,000
from auctioning most of the horses. Authorities euthanized one
injured horse and sold or gave away about 80 that remained.
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