Do Not Return Cows to Farmer Charged With Neglect

Target: Paul Evans, Manager of the Whatcom County Animal Control & Rescue / Field Services

Goal: Reverse decision to return cows to farmer accused of animal cruelty.

Whatcom County dairy farmer Seth Snook will get back six of his cows and avoid felony charges despite reported evidence of abuse on his farm. Snook had claimed inability to feed his livestock due to his wife’s surgery, instead allowing the animals to starve and die; one reporter referred to Snook Brook Farms as “shallow mass graves everywhere she walked.” The charges were pressed in April, less than three months ago.

Regardless of Snook’s reasons and how sympathetic they may be, it is too soon to return custody of these cows to him. Even if he was not intentionally malicious, he still appears to have committed severe neglect which led to the deaths of many animals. Snook should not be considered ready yet to have his animals returned, it is clear that Snook Brook Farms has a long way to go before it can be considered safe.

It is never wise to take risks with the well-being of animals, and returning cows to a farmer charged with neglect so soon after the charges are dropped is a big risk. Sign this petition to demand a longer waiting period for Snook in regaining his cows.


Dear Mr. Evans,

Dairy farmer Seth Snook is having six of his cows returned less than three months after he was charged with and arrested for neglect. While it is noble to give a man a second chance and probation after his misdeeds, it is too soon for this second chance. The farm is reported to still be in deplorable condition, and the charges against Snook were severe.

It is a farmer’s responsibility to always ensure that their livestock and property are well cared for. Regardless of Snook’s reasons for the neglect, it is too risky to return his cows so quickly. You must ensure that the farm is safe to return to, and that Snook will be able to tend to the animals properly regardless of circumstances.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. renate botzler says:

    Nature treats back now monster
    Take responsibility for your Being on Earth

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