By Monique Ybarra

Posted Apr 25, 2012

Grenada, Calif.

I was shocked and appalled by the news of animal abuse in Big Springs. Besides the obvious condemnation of these horrible acts of torture, many questions were left unanswered for me.
First, why didn’t Animal Control go out there right away?

Sheriff Lopey stated that when he checked the phone log there had not been an inordinate number of calls reporting the abuse. So how many calls does it take for Animal Control to go check on these animals? Why isn’t the first call enough? How much does an animal have to suffer before it is rescued?

My second question is why have there not been any arrests? What investigations need to be done? Look at the horse. It is skin on a skeleton. A second horse dead from obvious starvation. The third horse buried alive. This is not enough? Will the law not protect these innocent creatures?

It is criminal to do this to helpless animals. I can’t comprehend how a human being can commit such acts. The only justice left for the abused horses is to have whoever did this be punished to the full extent of the law.