Louisiana Teens Charged With Horse Theft

Five teenagers are facing charges after allegedly stealing two horses and assorted tack from a Louisiana stockyard.
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Five teenagers are facing charges after allegedly stealing horses and tack from a Louisiana stockyard.

Laura Pursnell-Lindsay, public information director for Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM, said the teens ranging, in age from 13 to 16, from St. Landry Parish allegedly took two horses from Dominique’s Stockyard, in Opelousas, on April 4. The horses were allegedly physically abused, she said.

The teens are also accused of stealing saddles and other tack from the stockyard.

Acting on a tip and in conjunction with the St. Landry Parish Police Department, LDAF Livestock Brand Commission inspectors recovered the horses and tack

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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