- Posted July 27, 2014 by
Animal Abuse Covered Up By Local Law Enforcement
"RRR's primary purpose is to save, rehabilitate and adopt out horses in need and in many, if not most, situations we are able to work with owners to save and/or improve the quality of life for the animals. Today, after a barrage of calls from people in Gates, Tn. (Lauderdale County) regarding several starving horses, RRR went to the property to check on the situation. We were told "to go back to Madison County, you have no business here" by one government official. Following a visit from a Veterinarian who ruled the horses' condition was bad enough to warrant an emergency seizure, Gates City Chief of Police, Sam Parker, refused to allow the seizure and also refused to file any charges against the horse's owner. As it turns out, the owner is an Investigator for the Ripley Police Department. We've posted some pictures of the horses who are in the worst condition and would appreciate if all of our FB friends would 1) share this post with your friends 2) call the Gates police department and ask that action be taken and 3) also call the Lauderdale County Sherriff's department. The horses are located on 4th street and the land owner is not the horses' owner. The land owner and many neighbors have been feeding the horses to the best of their ability and we can only imagine what they would've looked like if they hadn't done so. Gates Police Department-901-836-7501. Lauderdale County Sherriff's Dept-731-635-1311. Thank you for your help."
Since this post, the horses have been returned to their police investigator owner and hidden so that no one can save them. PLEASE help us do something about this before they die and before these so called law enforcement officials allow anyone or anything else to suffer!! I'm sick to death of these small town good ole boy police departments who all cover up for each other and get away with anything they want just because they wear a badge. It's wrong and they need to pay just like everybody else and obey the law they supposedly swore to uphold!!