Wisconsin Police Probe Horse Deaths

Authorities found more than 70 horses either dead or starving on a Pleasant Prairie, Wis., farm.
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Wisconsin law enforcement authorities are hoping the public can help unravel circumstances that left more than 70 horses either dead or starving on a Pleasant Prairie farm.

Pleasant Prairie Police Department Deputy Chief David Mogensen said that on April 9, acting on an anonymous tip, police personnel discovered the remains of five horses on a 29-acre property belonging to David and Paula White.

“The dead horses were found in the barn in dark stalls,” Mogensen said. “The carcasses were decomposing in two feet of manure, no bedding and no food.”

Another 23 live horses were found on the property, Mogensen said: “Those horses were in desperate need of food and care and grooming

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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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