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.

PETITION LETTER

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. Barbara Garth says:

    This guy is sick in the head, if he is not capable of looking after the animals properly they should never be returned, it beggars belief that to consider this is just as dumb as the farmer.

  2. These are NOT “SYMPATHETIC REASONS”!!
    THIS FAMILY SHOULD NEVER BE GIVEN THEIR COWS BACK. NEVER. THEY ARE ANIMAL ABUSERS. THEY CHOSE TO NOT FEED THEIR COWS AND LET THEM SUFFER AND DIE. THERE WERE MANY AVENUES AND OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM. THEY CHOSE THE HORRIBLE FATE OF THESE GENTLE, FEELING ANIMALS. JAIL TIME FOR ALL WHO WERE COMPLICIT IN THIS GROSS ANIMAL NEGLECT, ABUSE AND KILLING.

  3. Sugandha N. says:

    These people NEGLECTED these animals which is also a form of abuse (this definition also applies to humans). Please put these cows in a respectable sanctuary.

  4. THESE LIBERAL JUDGES ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. THEY KNOW THESE ANIMALS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ABUSED AND YET THEY RETURN THEM TO THEIR ABUSERS, THESE JUDGES SHOULD BE IN JAIL WITH THESE MONSTERS.

  5. Elaine Milbourn says:

    If animals are in your care, there are no reasons whatsoever to neglect them. This person has shown that he is not capable of such care so should not be allowed to have the animals returned to him.

  6. These people should be banned owing animals for life. Starve this bastard. Use animal abusers for Medical testing. The judges that don’t do there job properly and don’t give the justice these people deserve should be out of this job and locked up too with these bastards.

  7. Sugandha N. says:

    He’s not a farmer but a sadistic human being. Stop the abuse and neglect of any animal.

  8. Returning animals to someone whose entire farm was covered in shallow mass graves is insane. His “reasons” for starving 100’s of cattle are as shallow as the graves. Return them? why? He’s not capable of caring for them.

  9. Come on, and have some intestinal fortitude. I think the judge should have demanded medical records to see if this human pig was telling the truth. If he couldn’t feed his cows, maybe he could have either sold them, or better yet given them to a rescue group. As usual, he was given too much leniency. Is he going to miraculously become a model farmer now. Is he going to be financially solvent all of the sudden, after a costly surgery?(if it happened) Is he all of the sudden, going to be able to care for and feed his 6 cows?

  10. Bev Woodburn says:

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

    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.

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