Esbenshade Farms cruelty case resumed
Humane Society police
officer Johnna L. Seeton pressed charged in December 2006 against
Esbenshade Farms owner H. Glenn Esbenshade and farm manager Jay
Musser after viewing a videotape produced by animal advocacy group,
Compassion Over Killing.
The tape shows dead
birds left (in cages with live hens) for so long the carcasses had
disintegrated, and others impaled on or trapped by cage wires that
kept them out of reach of food and water. Glenn Esbenshade and Jay
Musser each face 35 counts of animal cruelty.
carries a potential fine of $50 to $750 and as much as 90 days in
prison. The judge will likely decide the case in April.
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