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Wicomico County officials found the remains of at least 25 horses on a Hebron, MD, farm on Friday, March 16, after receiving a tip from local news station WBOC. Video from WBOC shows that there are approximately 100 horses in various condition still living on the property among the bodies. The Equiery is investigating the situation, and will report further. Follow Equiery.com and Facebook as we learn more information.
www.wboc.com/story/37744214/remains-of-horses-found-on-wicomico-county-property ... See MoreSee Less
I urge everyone to skip Channel 16's written report and WATCH/LISTEN (even though it is really difficult) to the broadcasted news report. Too often, these network news articles are a brief sound bite, often crafted by a non-profit or other community entity. Not so with this local network news article. First, kudos to whomever tipped off the news channel. Next, kudos to the editor or producer who agreed to follow up on the lead by sending out THE HELICOPTER! That ain't cheap, so the producer/editor had to really believe this was a solid story. Because of the news channel's helicopter footage, and because the news team called the police, the legal follow through can now happen. Can't wait to find out if the Wicomico State's Attorney is going to call this as felony criminal neglect or felony criminal cruelty. Either which way, I can't see the State's Attorney charging misdemeanor. Good job, Channel 16!
I watched the WBOC report. The interview with the local sherrif was unbelievable, his biggest concern was that when the horses got out (no previous investigation as to why there were so many escapes) that the horse's ate flowers and pooped on lawns. This is in the country, the whole area is full of chicken farms. No concern at all about the horse's welfare.
Unless it can be established that Barb Kroh Pilchard has Alzheimers (which I doubt, as she replied very lucidly to a FB post, yesterday, stating that people should not believe what the news is reporting - this, in spite of pretty clear images and videos that accompanied the news report), she should be prosecuted for this horrific situation. She's had horses for years ... her FB page shows that in 2011, she was breeding and selling 'Leopard' Appaloosas ... and asking a fairly pretty price (in the range of $4500). At one point, in 2010, she mentions (in a post accompanying a photo of a horse that's for sale) that she 'needs money for hay' ... so ... even a half-dozen years ago, she was not in the position to maintain the number of horses she had, without risking their well-being. Three dozen or more horses, left exposed to the elements; left to fend for themselves in the breeding/birthing process (this can be gleaned from the fact that a fairly recently dead foal was found near the door of the woman's abode ...); left to try to find sustenance from whatever could grow through the trampled ground; left to die, their carcassas left to the scavengers, and the maggots. Prosecuted, and imprisoned. And prohibited from keeping animals of any sort, when and if she's released, from prison. Prison is going to be a much kinder place, than she provided those poor horses.
Criminal behavior. Severe charges and punishment should follow. How can this happen? Looks like a hoarding issue gone to hell. RIP equine victims. Your lives will not have been taken in vain. 🐎❤
Ug, thank you for sharing. Obviously, there is more to this story, and The Equiery will follow it.
Sheriff needs to be fired What a jerk!
Following for updates.
Any updates about where these horses went??
County sheriff was there multiple times in regards of the horses getting out, eating flowers and pooping. OMG, did the sheriff ever go look at the property?? Those skeletons didn’t just appear there in the last year. They seem more interested in the dead horses!! They are gone - how about all those poor creatures roaming around with nothing to eat?? Thank God something will happen for those poor souls now.
Here is an updated article...it’s so sad! www.wusa9.com/mobile/article/news/nation-now/starving-horses-ate-aluminum-siding-off-house-sherif...
How can this happen, no one saw the horses starving? They are in the open. I guess it’s the same as children locked in basements and no one knows. Why has she never been investigated if the police were there dozens of times?
It is unacceptable that this horrific situation went on obviously for a very long time and NO ONE intervened!?disgusting . The most tragic part of this is that the person responsible will probably not be punished accordingly because animals have very little rights
It's horrible, thank you for not showing the photos again 💔😢 I remember her from showing in the 80's. How could AC not seen skeletons before?
Horrific and I’m saddened to see the final plight of so many, at one time , lovely, noble horses. May they be able to remove and rehab those that survived.
So sad, again. What is the matter with people?
If you see something, say something. I live in Virginia horse country and there are many backyard operations. I am constantly keeping my eyes open, as I have seen some questionable situations.
First priority. Get the living horses off the property and to someplace with decent care.
Go after this women, the owner responsible to the fullest extent. Clearly she is a crazed person. This didn’t happen yesterday. It’s been continuing for some time by the looks of the bleached bones.
I am sharing because it’s important the names of those responsible should be known.
I really hope someone is getting those horses out of there. Then give this horrible owner what she deserves. Jail time!!
What's wrong with some people, prosecute to the fullest extent!
I cried when I watched the video. How absolutely horrific!
Horrible beyond words.
thanks for providing updates!
Someone's head needs to roll!
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