Justice for Horribly Abused Parade Horse

Target: Jeff Landry, Attorney General of Louisiana

Goal: Demand rider be punished for reported abuse of parade horse.

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals caught and punished a rider reportedly abusing his horse during the Krewe of Oshun less than a week after the incident occurred. The incident had been captured on video and uploaded to Facebook, generating outcry and a quick investigation by the local authorities; soon after, the unnamed rider was given a citation. The horse will be taken into custody by animal control, and the rider has been banned from future parades.

The abuse of any horse by their rider is an unforgivable crime, and that holds especially true for parade horses. Horses in general are skittish creatures with frail nerves, and the loud noise and busy atmosphere of parades can easily frighten even the most well trained horses. The rider reacted in the worst possible way; not only was he allegedly needlessly cruel to the animal, but he could have injured himself had the horse thrown him.

It is remarkable that the LSPCA caught this abuse so quickly and that the rider has been banned from future parades, but those are only the first steps. We must ensure that this rider faces the full consequence of his reported actions as soon as possible. Sign this petition to demand the man be held accountable for this alleged abuse.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Landry,

A rider for the “Nu Generations” group in the Krewe of Oshun parade was reportedly caught on video abusing his horse. Thanks to the quick action of the authorities, he was given a citation and barred from riding with the group in future parades, but these are only the first steps.

Horses are very skittish creatures, especially parade horses due to the noise and high activity levels of parades. The rider was reportedly seen punching and kicking the horse in order to force it to obey his commands, the worst possible thing he could have done in such a situation. Not only was this reported incident blatant animal cruelty, but he could have been injured had the horse thrown him. You must punish this rider to the full extent of the law for such horrible cruelty, if he is found guilty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Gina C.

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5 Comments

  1. Punish this putrid horse abuser to the fullest extent of our sadly inadequate animal abuse laws, now!

  2. FEED THE ANIMAL ABUSER TO THE LIONS NOW.

  3. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Ye must not only have kind and merciful feelings for mankind, but ye should also exercise the utmost kindness towards every living creature.
    The physical sensibilities and instincts are common to animal and man.
    Man is, however, negligent of this reality and imagines that sensibility is peculiar to mankind, therefore he practices cruelty to the animal…..
    In reality what difference is there in physical sensations! Sensibility is the same whether you harm man or animal: there is no difference. Nay, rather, cruelty to the animal is more painful because man has a tongue and he sighs, complains and groans when he receives an injury and complains to the government and the government protects him from cruelty; but the poor animal cannot speak, it can neither show its suffering nor is it able to appeal to the government.
    If it is harmed a thousand times by man it is not able to defend itself in words nor can it seek justice or retaliate…..
    Therefore one must be very considerate towards animals and show greater kindness to them than to man…. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent; unquestionably one must be more kind and merciful to the innocent. Baha’i Faith Writings

  4. He created an EXTREMELY. DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR THE PUBLIC..
    THAT POOR LITTLE HORSE REMAINED CALM IN SPITE OF HER TERROR AND PAIN..SHE INTERNALIZED IT..
    SHE COULD HAVE BOLTED AT ANY POINT AND KILLED PEOPLE BY TRAMPLING…BUT SHE ENDURED THIS MAGGOT’S ABUSE…
    Depraved indifference
    RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT
    THROW THE BOOK AT THIS OBESE SAVAGE WHO CREATED SO MUCH DANGER TO THE PUBLIC

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