Success: Couple Who Reportedly Dragged Horse Behind Truck Face Charges   

Target: Matt Karzen, District Attorney for Grand County, Colorado

Goal: Thank those who sought legal consequences in a case of alleged animal cruelty.

A man and woman have been charged with animal cruelty after a disturbing video reportedly showed them dragging a horse behind a moving truck. Many concerned citizens demanded that charges be brought against this couple, even though the Grand County Sheriff’s Department claimed the apparent cruelty could be considered “normal ranching activity.” Thank those who fought hard for justice in this case.

Thanks to the Grand County District Attorney, and those who signed this ForceChange petition, an apparently mistreated horse may soon receive justice. John Saldate, 59, and Amber Saldate, 33, have each been charged with one count of animal cruelty in the case of one horse who was reportedly hooked to a truck and dragged through snow despite persistent resistance. Though the horse only suffered minor tenderness, the animal’s apparent emotional distress was enough to merit animal cruelty charges and, hopefully, a harsh penalty will follow for those found guilty.

The horse has been seized by law enforcement and is now safe. The suspects are scheduled to appear in court in the near future. Sign below and thank the district attorney who recognized this alleged cruelty and brought these charges.


Dear District Attorney Karzen,

Your decision to charge John Saldate and Amber Saldate with one count of animal cruelty will not be forgotten. The disturbing video reportedly showing them dragging a horse behind a moving truck caused concern amongst citizens and animal welfare advocates. No animal should have to suffer such apparent distress, even if only emotional, as part of a normal ranching activity and this case could set a precedent for other ranchers who may use similar tactics.

Now, because of you, this horse has been seized by law enforcement and is in a safe place. Those behind this apparent cruelty may soon face harsh legal consequences as well. Thank you for standing up for an innocent animal and putting animal welfare first.


[Your Name Here]

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