Fireworks to blame for death of Milton horse
CBS Atlanta.com, By Greg Dingrando, July 15, 2013
MILTON, GA (CBS ATLANTA) –
Fireworks are being blamed for the death of a horse in Milton, and one owner is pushing for a new law to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
He’s calling it Liberty’s Law, named after his current horse he said has suffered years of abuse from neighbors, including the use of fireworks.
Horse owner Tim Enloe said Liberty used to roam the pasture night and day, but now she spends nearly all of her time in the garage right next to the house.
“She’s going to be scared for the rest of her life on the very property she took her first breath at because of abuses by some local kids,” said Enloe.
Abuse he said he has video of everything from kids yelling at her to fireworks found in the pasture where she should be grazing.
And that’s just his horse.
Just a few weeks ago, on the Fourth of July, a horse in the same community was spooked so badly inside its barn that it ran into a wall and broke its own neck.
It’s something Enloe said Liberty’s Law possibly could have prevented.
“If Liberty’s Law had been presented and enforced, who’s to say that the horse who died recently might still be alive,” said Enloe.
Liberty’s Law aims to punish those committing abuse and educate the community on how to act around horses.
To learn more about Liberty’s Law and to sign a petition to show support, go to http://libertyslaw.blogspot.com
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