I was inspired to write this article on my way back from Temple, TX. to see my grandmother and grandfather. We passed suburban houses with animals; dogs, cats, cows and horses. One house had less than half an acer of land, but housed three horses. There was no shelter, no hay, not even grass on the ground they stood on. There were no trees to shield them from the hot sun, easily reaching 110 degrees Fahrenheit on this day. They were all malnourished. Skin and bones. Ribs, hips, and spine all evident. One was an old gelding, one a yearling, and the other an old mare in foal. Now, my step dad, completely oblivious to any animal cruelty in this world, turned to my mother and said, "What was wrong with those horses?" I looked to other way, avoiding the horrifying sight of the dying beasts, while my mother said simply, "They were malnourished."
Animal cruelty, including abandoned, abused, and neglected animals are not the only problems we have in this world, and it is true, this is NOT news