Leachman sentenced to jail for horse abuse

Leachman on trial for horse abuse. Photo: Paul Ruhter/Billings Gazette.

WRITTEN BY JAN FALSTAD / BILLINGS GAZETTE Cross-posted from The Independent Record BILLINGS, MT (Dec. 13, 2012) -- Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Larry Herman sentenced Billings livestock breeder James Leachman on Wednesday to serve five years in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, with all but 120 days suspended, for horse abuse. The judge… Continue reading Leachman sentenced to jail for horse abuse

Soring: Prosecutors say horse protection law lacks teeth

How a Walking Horse was inspected at National Celebration 2012. Photo: Jim Davis.

Soring prosecutor hits law, warns horse owners, traders by PAM SOHN Cross-posted from the Chattanooga Times Free Press Public clamor over a recommendation of probation for the man caught by hidden camera beating a Tennessee walking horse has led federal prosecutors to file a 16-page explanation that points out sentencing limitations in the federal Horse… Continue reading Soring: Prosecutors say horse protection law lacks teeth