Tom Davis. Photo by Dave Philipps.

DA opens investigation into Davis’ sale of wild horses to slaughter

Tom Davis. Photo by Dave Philipps.
PHOTO CREDIT: DAVE PHILIPPS
Pictured, Tom Davis, who is at the center of an investigation alleging his sale of at least 1700 federally protected Mustangs to slaughter, as exposed in the ProPublic report by Dave Philipps. Davis reportedly worked on the Salazar family farm, but the Interior Secretary denies any business relationship.

Cross-posted from the Pueblo Chieftain

WRITTEN BY MATT HILDNER

ALAMOSA — District Attorney David Mahonee said Thursday he had opened an investigation into whether a La Jara man who buys wild horses from the federal government had illegally shipped the animals across the state line.

Mahonee, who had just returned from vacation, declined to discuss the details of the case against Tom Davis, adding that he had yet to receive all of the information from the state Division of Brand Inspection.

State Brand Commissioner Chris Whitney said his office is asking local prosecutors to charge Davis for failing to comply with a state law that requires a brand inspection before shipping livestock out of state.

Whitney said he interviewed Davis Nov. 6 and confirmed the violation.

Penalties could range from misdemeanor fines to felony jail time.

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Man Under Federal Investigation for Selling Wild Horses to Slaughter Houses Worked on Salazar Family Farm; The Colorado Observer; by Mark Stricherz; Nov. 16, 2012

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7 thoughts on “DA opens investigation into Davis’ sale of wild horses to slaughter”

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