In a Nov. 10 article, Mercer County Attorney Ted Dean stated that he was pushing for stronger penalties under Kentucky law in abandoned-horse cases.
Although his efforts are admirable, it should be noted the hypocrisy that epitomizes the state’s farcical claim of being the “Horse Capital of the World.”
Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville, noted that there are mitigating circumstances in some cases, stating that some defendants are mentally ill and that we need to be as merciful as possible. I suggest we be as merciful to these animals as possible.
Jack H. Taylor