Dennis B. Danley, 55, of Charles Town, W.V. starves and mistreats the Thoroughbred horses in his care. He has been charged with 48 counts of animal abuse and this is not the first time. Over a year ago this man was charged with similar crimes and ordered not to own any more horses. The charges (the year ago ones) allowed him to continue being a trainer!!!! His trial for the new charges of 48 counts of animal cruelty is set for Jan. 2009
The full news story can be found here with updates as they become available.
The first case against him resulted in probation, a 90 suspended sentence and an order not to own any more horses. Now I wonder if any of those horses that they found starving and abused this time were his or clients, since he was allowed to continue training horses.
Personally the matter to me is mute since the horses got the short end of the stick of the deal whether they belonged to the trainer or his clients.
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