Officials Seize More Than 40 Horses in Idaho

Authorities charged an Idaho couple each with 23 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
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An Idaho couple is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after law enforcement authorities seized more than 40 horses from their property in Owyhee County.

Owyhee County Deputy Sheriff Larry Kendrick said that on Jan. 25, he responded to a call about dead horses and other livestock on a property belonging to Ray Michael Parker and Billie Jean Parker, in Grand View, Idaho. 

“I could see the dead horses from the property line,” Kendrick said. 

Further investigation revealed the remains of six horses and nine cows scattered throughout the property, he said. Authorities found an additional 47 live horses and 17 live cows

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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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