Colorado man threatens to kill horses over jail term
FORT LUPTON, Colo. – A Colorado man is threatening to shoot and kill 24 horses to protest a 90-day jail sentence stemming from an order to clean up the rural property where he lives.
Trenton H. Parker distributed a flier soliciting shooters to help kill the horses and repeated his intention in interviews with the Greeley Tribune and KUSA-TV.
Weld County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Scofield says authorities are taking the threat seriously. He says anyone who shoots a horse would face animal cruelty charges.
Authorities say Parker was found in contempt of court for failing to remove converted mobile homes from the property.
Parker told the newspaper he doesn’t own the horses or the property. He said all are owned by an investment group. The group hasn’t been identified.
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