Target: Ben Butler, Prosecuting Attorney for Cass County, Missouri
Goal: Prevent man accused of dragging a horse down the road behind a truck from owning horses in the future.
Roy Hammond is accused of dragging his horse more than mile down the road behind his pickup truck. Hammond claims he was trying to train the horse, but the Sheriff’s Department responding to a neighbor’s 911 call found that hard to believe. Major Jeff Weber reports that when he arrived on scene he found the horse still chained to the truck, bleeding badly, and lying on the ground. Major Weber immediately arrested Hammond for animal abuse.
The horse was transported to a veterinarian for treatment. Dr. Zachary Peterson reports the horse’s hooves were ground down nearly to the bone and her skin was a mess of road burns and sores. Dr. Peterson and his team hoped to save the horse’s life, but were unable to do so. Thankfully, they were able to reduce her pain in the last moments of her life.
Demand that Roy Hammond, if convicted, is prevented from owning or working with horses in the future.
Dear Mr. Butler,
Roy Hammond is accused of a horrendous act of animal cruelty. Major Jeff Weber responded to a 911 call and arrested Mr. Hammond in response to seeing a severely injured horse tied to the back of Hammond’s truck. Hammond claims he was training the horse; however, the injuries were so severe the horse died while under veterinary care.
We demand that, if convicted, Roy Hammond is barred from owning or working with horses.
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