What is with these people who have all these dead horses and yet think they did nothing wrong. The “not my problem mentality”. This guy even goes so far and says it was God’s Plan for all the horses to die. All these horses that he left to rot. This one is in Mississippi and the “I didn’t do anything wrong” man this time is Jerry Earls.
Of course now that the pictures have hit the news and social media they are suddenly gone. Buried, he claims. No one could come out earlier he claims. No, we all know you weren’t going to do anything until someone else found you out. He claims he that the “boy with the tract hoe” wouldn’t come out a month ago. Sorry again, those horses, well at least some of them have been laying there for more than a month. More delusions. I hope he buried them according to law because it is a $1000 fine per incident if he didn’t. Better yet I hope he didn’t since maybe that will hurt a little and make him think about his actions.
“No, I ride a horse 7 days a week for a living,” added Earls.
He made this comment to the news. I wonder what that horse or horses look like. Or even what he says is true. Maybe he is lost in his own delusional world and now thinks his truck is a horse. I guess they do say there are 350 horses under the hood.
Finding another news story it appears this guy not only doesn’t take care of his horses but he steals livestock too. He pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a bull, 20 cows and 21 calves. He is still on probation for that crime. But he doesn’t do anything wrong.
The pictures from the woman who found them are shocking and disturbing. Jerry, this horse has been dead more than a month.
The law is looking into whether any of these horses were stolen as well. This one just had a set of new shiny shoes put on. Then you let her die? Where did she come from?
What is wrong with you Jerry? You are saying the same things as Larry said that the horses were just dropped off and came to you in bad condition. Bullshit a horse with a fresh set of shoes did not come to you in bad condition. Speculation on the one above is it was a mare who died during foaling. Because you know checking on your horses takes time and energy and apparently those aren’t important things for Jerry.
The couple that found the horses had this to say about the scene:
“There were horses with missing eyes. Some were walking on three legs, and some were messed up so badly that they couldn’t walk. A lot of them had cuts, and there was pus coming out,” he said. “There were a lot of baby horses out there, and we could smell something dead, but we couldn’t find it at first.”
But it was God’s Plan they died, right Jerry, I mean not because you didn’t get care for them. Or that you let them rot with infection or die while foaling. You did the best you could right?
I am so sick of these people amassing these large quantities of horses and then just letting them die. They are conducting their own hunger games, survival of the fittest and it is not right. Who needs over a hundred horses? Really probably nobody. The care and effort of that many horses requires a large staff and a lot of money to do it right. Clearly this was not done right.
Jerry says he isn’t hiding anything and you can see hay out for the horse. Let me ask you this though Jerry, when was the last time they had their teeth floated? Just because they have hay in front of them doesn’t mean they A were able to masticate it properly or B that is was of sufficient quality for them to get nutrition out of it. Plus you did this to the water source.
That horse has been waiting way longer than a month for burying. Get it together Jerry, you are not a horseman you are scum. Scum who can’t see what is in front of your eyes. If you don’t think you did anything wrong then you need a very rude awakening.
Jerry hasn’t been charged with anything as of yet, although the local chapter of the Humane Society of the US is investigating. While I have never been thrilled with the HSUS’s fundraising skills they do step in and help with the legal stuff well.
This story is brand new and developing so we will keep you informed.
Update – this Facebook post from the Mississippi Board of Animal Health:
The Copiah County Sherrif’s Office has charged Jerry Earls with animal cruelty. They have confiscated four horses and have them under veterinary care.
Horses that had been hauled away have been located and brought back to Mr. Earls’ property and are under quarantine by the MBAH.
The MBAH continues to investigate the source and health status of the horses and has determined that they belong to an individual in another state.
All horses do have access to food and water.
If you wish to contact MBAH or offer assistance, you may contact them at (601) 359-1170 or via their FB page.https://www.facebook.com/msboardofanimalhealth?fref=ts
Finally he is being held responsible. Maybe now he will start to think he may have done something wrong. Maybe it wasn’t all “God’s Plan”. I would imagine some of the reason he was charged was the public pressure, so let’s keep the pressure on.
Someone has started a Change.org campaign to have this case investigated by independent parties. Earls brother is a deputy and so it makes sense to have another agency either do the investigation or at least oversee it. Don’t need any conflict of interest to muddy the waters.
The mugshot that you should pass around. This man should never own another horse, or animal, again and we should all know his face.
Copiah County Sheriff’s Office