Man who tied horse in truck bed may face animal cruelty charges

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A horse was spotted tied down in the bed of a pickup truck traveling down a Texas road in Corrigan  on Saturday. Ami Parbs had been driving and spotted the strange situation; she posted the video her daughter recorded on  her Facebook page, stating the horse was having difficulty standing up. The horse’s reins were being held through the back of the windshield.

On Tuesday morning, police say the man who drove with the tied horse may face animal cruelty charges. The video of the man driving 70 mph on Highway 59 drew widespread criticism. According to AbcNews, the driver was issued a citation for a defective tail lamp after he was pulled over, but more details have been described and authorities have expressed safety concerns to both the horse and to traffic.

In the police report, the horse’s back hooves were almost completely out of the back of the truck and the horse was only secured by its reins being held through the back window of the truck. The officers  will submit a cruelty to animals report to the Polk County District Attorney’s Office for review and possible charges.

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3 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    When are people going to learn that ANIMALS ARE NOT OBJECTS! It is a 24/7 job to watch out for the BRAINLESS and HEARTLESS to save the innocent and defenseless that have no voice! There MUST be serious consequences for this type of neglect and cruelty!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    The police pulled this idiot over and issued a citation for a tail light and then let him drive away with the horse like this? What is wrong with this picture? There should be no “may be charged” about this! I am beginning to worry about the mentality in the State of Texas!


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