Horse Apparently Caught on Video Being Dragged Behind Pickup Truck Deserves Justice

Target: Melissa Gilliam, Prosecuting Attorney, Saint Francois County, MO

Goal: Arrest and charge trainer who allegedly dragged horse down a gravel road while tied to the back of a pickup truck.

A horse named Shelby is suffering from brutal injuries sustained after she was allegedly tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a gravel road. This innocent animal deserves justice and the individual allegedly responsible for this abuse must be charged to the fullest extent of the law.

According to her owners, Shelby was left with Missouri trainer Leah Godat for help with training and handling. When family came to visit Shelby, they reported seeing large, deep scrape wounds down her legs and along the side of her body. Shortly after, video surfaced of Godat allegedly tying Shelby to the bumper of her truck and dragging her down a gravel road. According to witnesses, the horse fell three times but the truck did not stop.

Godat responded to the accusations with this statement:

“First of all, this was not a method of training this was a way of rotating pastures. And second of all, there’s a lot of people who move horses like that or by car or four-wheeler.”

Shelby’s owners say that the horse is both physically and mentally traumatized. An investigation into Godat is ongoing. Sign the petition to demand that Godat be arrested and charged to the fullest extent of the law.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney Gilliam,

A horse named Shelby was allegedly tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a gravel road. No matter how many times she fell, said witnesses, the driver of the truck never stopped. Now, Shelby is suffering from deep wounds along her body and severe traumatic distress.

Leah Godat, a horse trainer, is allegedly responsible for these actions according to video evidence. This cruelty cannot go unpunished. I demand that Godat be arrested and charged with animal abuse.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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113 Comments

  1. MAX JAIL for this vile perpetrator! ANIMALS SHALL NOT BE VICTIMS OF HUMAN SADISTS!!!  ALL these DEHUMANIZED, DESENSITIZED, SADISTIC and PSYCHOPATHIC SUBHUMANS abusing innocent and defenseless animals, must get an extremely HARSH PUNISHMENT !  This extremely vile perpetrator should NOT be ALLOWED to own animals ever again!  ANIMAL VIOLENCE shall be treated as any human violence. Animals SHALL NOT BE VICTIMS — and they deserve JUSTICE just like YOU and ME!

  2. MAX JAIL for this vile perpetrator! ANIMALS SHALL NOT BE VICTIMS OF HUMAN SADISTS!!!  ALL these DEHUMANIZED, DESENSITIZED, SADISTIC and PSYCHOPATHIC  SUBHUMANS  abusing innocent and defenseless animals, must get an extremely HARSH PUNISHMENT !  This extremely vile perpetrator should NOT be ALLOWED to own animals ever again!  ANIMAL VIOLENCE shall be treated as any human violence. Animals SHALL NOT BE VICTIMS — and they deserve JUSTICE just like YOU and ME!

  3. Jose Espino says:

    Advise to the horse owner. Sue the trainer and lay down the harder law punishment available.

  4. I HATE SOME HUMANS💩💩💩😢

  5. Terri Manabe says:

    There is no good reason for what this Leah Godat did to Shelby the horse. She’s suppose to be a trainer, not a cruel, heinous, evil abuser. She is not getting paid to harm and hurt the horse on purpose, which she did. I hope she is found guilty for Shelbys and her family’s sake. I don’t condone ANY form of abuse to any animal while in the care of someone your SUPPOSE TO TRUST!! I hope Leah Godat gets what she deserves which is punishment, fined, her license taken away from doing any further “training”, and restitution for Shelbys pain and suffering and for that of her family!! The law BETTER DO WHAT’S RIGHT BY SHELBY & HER FAMILY!!

  6. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THIS LOW LIFE S.O.B.!

  7. Victoria Salter says:

    Is Shelby being cared for and in good hands now? Please keep us all posted on how she is doing!

  8. Shannon Dawes says:

    I am a co-owner of Shelby. Shelby is healing well from her physical wounds but only time can heal the mental anguish she has endured. Shelby is back home and getting lots of love!! Thank you all for caring and sharing this!!! I have posted videos and pics and up to date info on her case on my personal page as well as started her own. Thank you again!!!

  9. Vicky Bylciw says:

    Can someone drag this women behind her truck please? That’s just what she deserves!!!! And then some more. She’s totally heartless and should never have contact with any animal of any kind. Lock her up.

  10. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Not much of a “horse trainer” is she? More a horse abuser. I wonder how many other horses she has abused, but never been caught in the act?

  11. Burn the sadistic scumbag that did this!

  12. Gloria Griffitts says:

    Are charged actually filed fir this horrible abuse? Sr real people are saying authorities do not follow through on animal abuse! I plan not to let this die until someone is charged!!

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