Horse Dragged Behind a Truck and Beaten with PVC Pipe

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Originally Posted:  12 March 2009

Horse Dragged Behind a Truck and Beaten with PVC Pipe

From Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)

Encourage Deputy County Attorney Lawrence Wharton to demand the maximum penalty upon conviction for Gordon Allen Bates. In August 2008, a witness reported that a man had tied a horse to the back bumper of his truck and dragged the horse down a road. When a deputy caught up with him, Gordon Allen Bates was allegedly beating the horse repeatedly with a PVC pipe while his 13-year-old daughter kicked the horse in the head, while both yelled at the horse to get up.

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AND/OR you may mail or fax polite letters to:
Lawrence Wharton, Deputy County Attorney
P.O. Box 887
Florence, AZ 85232
Fax: 520-866-6519


Court dates are subject to change. To check the status of a court date, call:
Pinal County Superior Court
971 Jason Lopez Circle, Bldg. A, Highway 79
Florence, AZ 85232
Phone: 520-866-5300
Case # CR-200801401

Bates is charged with one count of felony cruelty to animals. A trial date is currently scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:00am with Judge Soos presiding -- locals are encouraged to support the prosecution and attend the court proceedings. (Always contact the Court to confirm court dates as they are subject to change.)

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