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9-Month Sentence in Wash. Horse Mistreatment Case

Animals  (tags: washington state, animals, horese, mistreatment, sentencing, abused, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, sadness, suffering )

- 3534 days ago -
SEATTLE -- A judge who sentenced a woman to nine months in jail for animal cruelty told her the way she treated her horses was "despicable." Animal control officers who raided Jean Marie Elledge's pasture in Carnation last February found nine severely

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Jaclin S (230)
Sunday October 19, 2008, 5:29 pm
Look at this poor animal how absolutely diabolical - why would you wish to do that to any animal - I will never understand some people!!! Blessings Jacqueline. Noted.

Bronwyn H (228)
Sunday October 19, 2008, 8:05 pm
Noted and thanks Jacqueline for story.

Elledge told the judge she had no idea her horses were in such poor health.

I hope she's been given a life ban on ever having animals again!

Blacktiger P (247)
Sunday October 19, 2008, 8:16 pm
Good Lord!! Was she blind?? Or just expected them to flourish in an empty corral??

Valerie H (133)
Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:22 pm
What??? "Elledge told the judge she had no idea her horses were in such poor health"

SHOCKING!!! Only 9 months in jail....this is hardly enough jail time for such severe cruelty!! Thank goodness these animals were very sad that a few had already died.....gosh, this situation just makes you SICK!!!!

Thank you Jacqueline

Mary M (20)
Sunday October 19, 2008, 9:40 pm
It'll never cease to amaze and shock me that anyone CANNOT notice that their animal(s) are starving! Good God! Unconscionable!

Maureen S (35)
Monday October 20, 2008, 9:03 am
The sentence should be stiffer.
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