Hundreds of Horses Starving at Montana Ranch


The following article is from the Associated Press:

A Montana veterinarian said that unless 450 starving horses at a ranch east of Billings receive food they will start dying in droves within two weeks

Jeff Peila said that a Yellowstone County sheriff’s lieutenant shot two horses last week to end their suffering.

The horses belong to James H. Leachman, who raised cattle for four decades before turning to horses and then filing for bankruptcy.

The Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office on Friday filed five primary misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and five alternative counts against Leachman.

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said it may be the largest horse abuse case in Montana history.

Twito said he plans to call a meeting of government agencies and surrounding ranchers to try to find a way to prevent the horses from starving.


Source:  Associated Press

Posted by Haylie Shipp



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