Justice for Cattle Starved to Death

Target: Josh Hawley, Attorney General of Missouri

Goal: Ensure man accused of letting his cattle starve to death faces justice.

A Missouri dairy farmer has been charged with animal abuse after many of his cattle were reportedly found starved to death. Farmer Steve McQuiddy’s neighbors had filed several complaints about the starving animals, and court documents show that McQuiddy claimed to have hay coming when ordered to feed his cattle. According to two of his neighbors, McQuiddy ‘wasn’t the type to be on a dairy farm’ and refused to ask for help when managing the farm became too much for him.

There is no excuse for letting animals starve to death. Regardless of McQuiddy’s inclination for managing a dairy farm or the stress of his situation, he has been accused of severe animal abuse and neglect. His cattle reportedly suffered for months on end before they finally began to die in large quantities, ‘six or seven at one time’ according to his neighbors. Additionally, McQuiddy reportedly laughed when told of the complaints, suggesting he never cared about his cattle at all.

The surviving cattle were taken to a local barn sale, where they were sold to other farms. McQuiddy will face up to four years in prison if convicted; while this will not bring back the cattle who died under his alleged lack of care, it will prevent him from doing harm to other animals. Sign this petition to ensure McQuiddy faces justice for his alleged cruelty.


Dear Attorney General Hawley,

Dairy farmer Steve McQuiddy has been accused of animal cruelty after many of his cattle were reportedly found dead. McQuiddy reportedly struggled with the farm’s upkeep, particularly with the care of the animals, and claimed to have hay coming in the day before his neighbors discovered at least six cattle dead. Worse, McQuiddy was said to ‘not be the type’ to manage a dairy farm, giving no reason as to why he took it over from his parents.

This kind of neglect is horrifying and inexcusable. McQuiddy was clearly unfit to run this farm, but allegedly refused help to the point where he let his cattle starve. Regardless of his reasons, he has been charged with a crime, and he must be punished. Please ensure he faces justice for his alleged abuse of innocent cattle.


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  1. Annica Eriksson says:

    Don´t let this EVIL BASTARDS own any animals again!!!

  2. This animal and all the other animals that are on farms, particularly factory farms are subject to abuses such as this or worse… We need to stop kidding ourselves and stop being so ignorant and realize that ALL animals are living beings that deserve to live a full life free from pain and suffering.

  3. Oh dear, here’s today’s report of hideous cruelty from the US. Why was there no investigation when neighbours reported this case? All countries need to up their animal protection laws- ourselves included but I would have hoped for better from the US- very alarming. Come on, this is not good enough- nowhere near. Stand up for the weak, kindness and humanity costs nothing but are in short supply.

  4. End Factory Farms!

  5. The state of Missouri needs to up it’s game when it comes to animal welfare. If even one person reported this then an investigation should have been done and the farm should have been followed up on to make sure the animals were being cared for. This is unconscionable and Missouri should be ashamed and he should be jailed for at least a decade and no animal ownership of any animal for life

  6. Factory Farms must be banned. Under average circumstances, they are extremely cruel. In this situation, the horror was ignored.
    What kind of so-called humans allow such immense animal suffering?! Monsters like this should be severely punished. Something should have been done, upon immediate awareness of the tragedy.
    Standards for running ANY farm should be humane. Instead, they are used as practice for horror chambers. The monster who allowed his poor animals to starve should be sent to prison for many years and NEVER allowed possession of ANY animals–for life.
    Of course, this will never bring back the lives of the suffering animals. The standards need to be changed to prevent this horror from taking place. This country has been progressively deteriorating. Under the present Administration, it will hit rock-bottom, possibly unable to recover.

    • I salute your comments. Please everyone consider becoming vegetarian and put a stop to this. This bloke needs leaving out in a field tied to a fence post until dead, wicked retard

  7. lynn woods says:

    never let this man have another animal ever the cruel bastard starve him and see how he likes it

  8. Gen Agustsson says:

    stop starving cattle and let them eat grass.


  10. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠
    Signed & shared. 😡

  11. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Fckn Asswipe❗️😠

  12. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  13. With such people, authority must step up! These types have more than a screw loose. Never stop poking your nose in when it comes to animal & children abuse! If all fails go to your local TV station.

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