Animal neglect under investigation

Animal neglect under investigation

There are 11 comments on the WTHI Terre Haute story from Feb 5, 2009, titled Animal neglect under investigation. In it, WTHI Terre Haute reports that:

An animal neglect case is under investigation in southern Indiana. Authorities in Greene County are still compiling information from an animal neglect case north of Bloomfield.

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animal lover

Terre Haute, IN

#1 Feb 5, 2009
This just makes me sick. Indiana needs stiffer laws on animal neglect. How would those people like if they were treated like they treated there animals? They should never be aloud to have any more animals ever!!! If they have any children I feel sorry for them and if they do I hope they are taken care of.

United States

#2 Feb 9, 2009
i can't believe that anyone could do anything like this to an animal...i hope that that the laws do get changed so that there is a harsher punishment...i am a animal lover so bad that i hope to open a no kill animal rescue here in vermillion co. in the near take in any animals that need a home and someone to love them and take care of them so then they don't have to be put in a situation like these animals were ..i've rescued both of my dogs and my cat as well and iwill always go to rescues to get my animals...hope that all turns out well for the animals that was saved....

United States

#4 Feb 17, 2009
I looked at the pics from the news article. The white horse they are loading up is NOT underfed....he is not even on the skinny side. The calf was in a dry barn with fresh's not a crime if it was just old shelter and perhaps not up to par for the snobs. Someone had to be feeding him...2-3 day old calves don't survive if they are not. He is standing and dry, bith good signs. The sheep looks...well...wooley and most sheep do in the winter time in the middle of a snow storm. I need more evidence...because if those pics are considered evidence then every farm in that town better watch out.

United States

#5 Feb 17, 2009
I hope those of you that bother to visit her blog also take the time to look at her pics. Yeah, real neglected animals...NOT. Another thing, having a husband that grew up around horses his entire 33 years of life, he & any other persons who has been around horses will tell you that horses, and every other farm animal, eats the bark off of trees, they chew on fence posts....they just chew in general. It has NOTHING to do with being hungry. For one it helps their teeth. Incase you aren't aware, horses have teeth that grow continuously, which is why some have to have whats called 'floating' done from time to time.

I think about the only people the article is fooling are those who have never been around animals or those with an agenda. Living with animals it is not a matter of "if" they break your heart, but "when". If you live on a farm, you have a heartbreak story. That is how it is. It sucks. It sucks really bad to loose more than one animal like this family had.

Also, I noticed the article wanted to take a swipe at the families lifestyle of 'holistic and natural' living. For those of you that think it natural to stuff your face at McDonald's and scoff at natural milk...need I remind you that your lifestyle isn't exactly as savory and normal as you may try to convince yourself it it... Hmmmmm, which one has been around longer...the cow or the beef patty w/ special sauce?
Katherine Hatton

Redondo Beach, CA

#6 Feb 17, 2009
Charges should be bestowed upon these cruel and disgusting people. If they don't want to take care of these helpless creatures then why did they take responsibility for them in the first place? I guess they are lazy people who thought they might make some money off the backs of animals. i certainly hope they are charged with cruelty to animals and spend some time behind bars for their actions. Thanks for listening.

Grand Prairie, TX

#7 Feb 18, 2009
Then you'd be guessing wrong. This is a decent family just working hard to support themselves. Everything is not always as it appears.

Naperville, IL

#8 Feb 22, 2009
I wonder how people in a snowstorm, when non-emergency motorists are ticketted for being on the road, are supposed to move a dead horse out of a back pasture. Interesting.

United States

#9 Feb 23, 2009
I dont know I have live on a farm most of my life and never had so many animals die all at once. and yes we had many shabby looking barns but they were warm and dry. I do believe in this case there was neglect. You cant just stop feeding your animals because it is to just to cold to go outside. And if you cant afford them you need to work extra hard to find new homes for them.
dont know

Naperville, IL

#10 Feb 25, 2009
You think in this case...based on a news brief? Its good that you gathered all of the informationb efore making a judgment.
Former Sybermom

Naperville, IL

#16 Feb 27, 2009
The "ladies" at are stalking these people. They've called their house, made threats, and are really quite scary.

Defiance, OH

#17 Feb 27, 2009
Can you say "Elmers"?

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