Friday, October 10, 2008

Protecting Private Property

Zabrena's Law to protect livestock and people
Oct 8, 2008 06:03 PM MDT By Tracey Amick, Live 5 News

CHARLESTON SC (WCSC) - Paige Walter says it was an act of malice and revenge in August, when three of her horses were let loose on River Road by a tresspasser.

By the time she got outside, two of them had been hit by cars.

"Darn near killed somebody, the pony cut right through the windshield. She was 850 to 900 pounds, Walter said.

The pony was killed on impact, and Walter's 13 year old mare, Zabrena was injured so badly she had to be put down.

"Her pelvis had been fractured, she was hit from behind where the vet could pull a piece of the hip bone from the point of impact,"alter said.

Walter says there is no way this so-called accident was an accident. Her livestock gate is kept closed by gravity locks and that day when they checked on the paddock, the structure had been removed and put on the ground.

The worst part, Walter says, is she knows who did this. Read More

Laws that protect farm property from being disturbed or destroyed are very necessary, especially when you consider all of the recent attacks on mink farms. There are many groups out there that believe the best way to get their point across is to destroy a producer’s property. When these acts occur, it is normally the livestock that suffer the most at the hands of animal rights activists.

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