Dozens of Horses Apparently Gruesomely Starved to Death Deserve Justice

Target: Jamie L. Dykes, Ad Interim State’s Attorney for Wicomico County, Maryland

Goal: Demand that a farm owner who allegedly allowed dozens of horses to starve to death receive the maximum penalty under law.

The bodies of at least 25 horses were removed from a rundown farm in Quantico, Maryland in what appears to be a horrendous case of animal cruelty. The horses, including a young foal found just feet away from the farm house’s front door, were reportedly found in various stages of decay. They appear to have been starved to death. We must demand justice for these helpless creatures.

While some horses were still living when local officials arrived on the scene, many appeared to be severely malnourished. One horse was reportedly so ill and so emaciated that he was euthanized shortly after his rescue. The rest are now recovering in area shelters and may have the opportunity to find loving homes in the future.

The farm property’s owner, Barbara Pilchard, was previously charged with over 100 charges of animal cruelty and neglect when 200 cats were removed from her home over 20 years ago. Shockingly, she was allowed to continue owning animals, which may have led to this tragedy.

History must not be allowed to repeat itself again. Sign this petition and demand that Ms. Pilchard be severely punished and prevented from owning animals if she is found guilty of having starved these innocent horses.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney Dykes,

Over two dozen horses were reportedly found dead on a Quantico farm, with many others near death from starvation. It appears that the farm property’s owner, Barbara Pilchard, had allowed these animals to waste away without providing them with adequate food, including a small foal who died just feet away from her front door.

Ms. Pilchard was charged with over 100 counts of animal cruelty over two decades ago when hundreds of cats were removed from her home. Animal hoarding such as this is often a sign of untreated mental illness and it will often repeat itself if not corrected, as may have occurred in this most recent tragedy. That is why we, the undersigned, demand that Ms. Pilchard receive the maximum penalty under law if she is found guilty, along with necessary mental health evaluations and treatment. She must also not be allowed to own animals in the future to prevent further needless suffering and death.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Wolfgang Staudt

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Wolfgang Staudt

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97 Comments

  1. Why the hell would you do that to these beautiful animals hope this monster rots in hell!

  2. STOP BARBARISM AGAINST ALL LIVING CREATURES!
    FOR ALL OF THESE INSANE, RUTHLESS AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION. WHO IS IT?

    ALL THAT  BARBARIC  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – SUSPEND THEM OF ALL HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS!
    THE INHUMANE and BARBARIC ASSHOLE – STYLE HAS TO STOP!
    STOP THE ASSHOLE-STYLE, AND BAN INHUMANITY – PERSONS RESPONSIBLE!
    THIS KIND OF BARBARISM AGAINST LIVING CREATURES IS LESS THAN INHUMANE AND MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CRIMINAL RABBLE, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE!
    THE RESPONSIBLE LAWMAKERS FROM THE LAST DECADES WILL CATCH A PLACE IN HISTORY FOR THE WORST DUMB DESTROYERS ON OUR PLANET EVER!
    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!

  3. Agree all comments

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