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11 August 2009 Issue

HorseAid Needs Help
Source: MJartisian@prodigy.net

On July 13, 1999, two KS/MO HorseAid volunteers, Becky Burns and Angela Williams, were arrested in Ray County, MO, as they were removing 4 ponies that were originally part of the 240 abused Stern Farm "Miami County Pony" rescue that IGHA/HorseAid was responsible for late last year. The ponies were being removed for failure to adhere to several conditions of the ponies care and welfare per a signed contract with the adopters. Both women were arrested and taken to jail (along with Angela's two young children) when they refused to return the ponies to the abusive adopters. They were then charged on multiple felony counts by Roy County Prosecuting Attorney, Stanley Thompson, who has a very poor record on animal abuse cases. This is the same P.A. Stanley Thompson who when asked why he did not prosecute a case of severe dog abuse declared; "I don't do dogs". Becky and Angela were scheduled to be arraigned August 4th, but that is only the first step in a long campaign by HorseAid and other local area animal welfare groups to change the laws in Roy County, MO, so that animals are thought of as more than just personal property to be used or abused as one chooses.

Please visit: http://www.igha.org/mo_abuse.html and take the time to send a letter to all the Missouri officials listed there. These two brave women (and the animals they represent) need your full support and they need it now.

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