Horse Reportedly Forced to Run in Rush Hour Traffic on Busy Expressway Deserves Justice

Target: Kimberly M. Foxx, State’s Attorney for Cook County, Illinois

Goal: Harshly punish the man who allegedly rode a horse on a busy expressway, injuring the animal.

A horse was apparently forced to run on Chicago’s busy Dan Ryan Expressway in a disturbing act of animal cruelty. The rider, identified as Adam Hollingsworth, recorded himself on Facebook live, per reports, and shouted “kids’ lives matter” as he drove the horse beyond healthy capabilities.

The horse, now in the custody of Chicago Animal Care and Control, apparently suffered injuries so severe that euthanasia may be required. The speed and intensity in which Hollingsworth seemingly rode the horse could be compared to forcing an 80-year-old woman to run a marathon. The animal reportedly endured a bloody wound on one hoof and an open sore from the friction of the saddle.

Hollingsworth remains in police custody on a $25,000 bond. He has been charged with one felony count of animal cruelty. Sign below and demand that he receive the harshest penalty possible, if convicted.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear State’s Attorney Foxx,

A horse suffered severe injuries and may have to be euthanized after a man reportedly rode the animal on the Dan Ryan Expressway during rush hour. The horse was driven so forcefully, per veterinarians, that it compared to forcing an 80-year-old woman to run a full marathon. The effects on this animal’s body have been extensive, reportedly resulting in one bloody hoof and an open sore from the friction of the saddle.

This horse was seemingly used as a political pawn and now the poor animal may die. This is unacceptable. I demand that you prosecute Adam Hollingsworth and seek the harshest penalty possible, if he is convicted.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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143 Comments

  1. Justice for the horse!
    Life sentence for this bastard abuser, coward!

  2. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    This stupid man’s life DOES NOT MATTER. Anyone who does something so egregiously cruel to an animal should be put to death. Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law and make him PAY ALL VET BILLS to restore this poor horse to health if possible. BAN him from ever purchasing, owning, caring for or working with ANY animals ever again.

    • Exactly what I would have said and you said it so well. Justice for this poor horse and put that piece of crap human away, make him pay fines and restitution for the horse, and make sure he can’t ever ride, own, buy, or adopt any other animal ever!!

      • What was the point to this IDIOT’S stunt? Other than being totally irresponsible and of course endangerment of an animal, this was an inhumane act!

        • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is complicit in this stunt which was originally supposed to get people to respond to the Census. Hollingsworth then went further and embarked on a Kid’s Lives Matter crusade while kicking, whipping, galloping an unshod horse on concrete for over 7 miles. He owns 4 other horses. They should be removed to a sanctuary.

  3. Debra Goldstein Lustig says:

    What insanity. Who would do such a heinous act of animal abuse and cruelty. I pray for this horse to recover.

  4. This is again very sad to think another human could be so cruel to such a beautiful horse. To make it run in traffic is so very cruel. Giving the horse such injuries,

  5. Elease M. Bradford says:

    Adam Hollingsworth is a cruel,idiot. The abuse he inflicted on this animal is despicable and unacceptable. He needs to be severely punished. I hope this poor horse recovers and gets justice.

  6. This guy is a “waste of human flesh” and should NOT be allowed to go without suffering for this horrific crime and abuse of this beautiful creature! I have a hard time coming up with suggestions for his punishment that could be harsh enough…throw him in prison with the really cruel men serving life sentences and let them use and abuse this monster or start lab testing on people like him that have no compassion for animals and stop hurting the innocent animals!!! If the book doesn’t get thrown at this horrible man then the people in the court system should be removed from their positions!!!! Sending a prayer that this sweet horse doesn’t suffer any more and can spend the rest of it’s life with someone who is loving and caring!

  7. Joyce O'Malley says:

    This jerk should be forced to walk on the side of the freeway for miles!!! What a creep!!!Make him do this for a week – no food!!!!ASSHOLE!!!

  8. Kids’ lives matter – but so do animals’ lives matter.

  9. Barbara Apgar says:

    Throw the max law at him and make him pay for horrific abuse of this horse. He should serve time and pay. I hope the horse recovers and trusts humans again.

  10. Jail this spineless sub human piece of worthless crap for life!! Law makers need to get MUCH tougher on these scum of the earth and dole out real JUSTICE. We must not tolerate this ever!

  11. This guy is a compete idiot!! Only an idiot would do something so stupid and now the poor horse is paying for it. He needs the most severe punishment your laws allow.

  12. Hope the useless subhuman will endure a really painful existence worst that the SOB can face!!!!!

  13. Kim – Isn’t this illegal? If not, it certainly should be. It’s time we treated the Animal Kingdom with a little bit of respect and dignity. Prosecute the perpetrator to the fullest extent allowed under Illinois law. Whoever it is should be removed from the Gene Pool…

  14. ANIMALS LIVES MATTER–PLUS 10 YEARS IN JAIL AND BIGGER FINES FOR THIS SHOW OFF BULLY.

  15. If the horse dies then he needs to be locked up for life or be executed because he knew his action would cause the horse’s death!

  16. This is terrible . Horses are very sensitive animals . This pos man needs prison time and a huge fine. This should be a felony .

  17. This is serious- this man needs to face the harshest punishment available since he won’t be euthanized like he should be

  18. AH you are nothing more than a irresponsible and ego grabbing idiot who almost killed your horse for attention only. KIDS MATTER BUT SO DOES THIS POOR HORSE THAT RELIES ON YOU FOR HIS CARE. YOU MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED FOR ANIMAL ABUSE AND TORTURE AND ALL YOUR HORSES MUST BE REMOVED FROM YOUR PREMISES. NO SANE HUMAN WOULD HAVE DONE THIS TO THIS HORSE AND IF YOU CARED YOU WOULD NOT HAVE DONE IT EITHER. YOU MAKE ME SICK AND I HOPE YOU ARE SEVERELY PUNISHED, JAIL TIME, FINED A HUGE AMOUNT PLUS ALL THE VET BILLS FOR THE HORSE WHILE IN VET CARE, BANNED FROM ANIMAL OWNERSHIP.

  19. Another vile and evil animal torturing monster bastard from hell lowlife arsehole Adam Hollingsworth who must be brought to Justice and put to death.This evil pos knew the precious and defenceless Horse would be seriously enjured or die from this monsters sadism and evilness. Kill the evil bastard slowly. Eradication from our planet is a must.
    My heart aches for the precious and beautiful Horse. And I pray this beautiful Horse survives.

  20. Linda S Fausey says:

    Stupid human! It seems to get worse everyday…

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