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Last week, six owners of horses filed a lawsuit in Blount County, Tennessee, against the Blount County SPCA and several of its officers. The suit comes following a seizure in April 2013 of horses from a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer named Larry Wheelon. The charges against Wheelon were dropped in August, but a grand jury indicted him in December.
That trial is ongoing. But whether or not Wheelan is ultimately found guilty of animal cruelty, the owners of the horses claim that the horses were not cared for well by the animal activists—after the seizure—thus causing the owners injury in lost showing time.
The charges against Wheelon were dropped in August, but it took until November for animal activists to actually return the horses. And when they did return the animals, according to the complaint, “it was apparent that they had been granted substandard care and were in poorer condition than when they were seized.”