We don’t know how
long several horses
on a property in rural Iowa spent mired in their own waste, but when a witness
alerted PETA to their plight, the horses’ barn floor was covered with manure up
to 4 feet deep in some places.
PETA’s Cruelty Investigations
contacted local animal control officers immediately, and the agency forced the
property owner to improve the horses’ situation. It took several visits from
law-enforcement officials, but the continued pressure was enough to convince the
owner to build a spacious new barn. The horses now have a clean, new living
space and plenty of pasture to graze.
If you notice an
animal who is forced to live in filth or who is in trouble in any way, contact police
and/or animal control, and follow up—repeatedly, if necessary—to make sure that
the animal gets help. (You can look up the number now and save it to your cell
phone or post it on your fridge to be prepared for emergencies.) If you do not
get an appropriate response, let us know.
by Heather Faraid Drennan
Article source: PETA Files