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Young horse’s cruel death in Utah leads to calls for tougher laws

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UPDATE — Video of Elsa’s Rescue; Links to Change.org Petitions

LADD EGAN reports:

KUTV (Jan. 22, 2014) — An animal cruelty case in Southern Utah involving a young horse dying after being found frozen to the ground has garnered nationwide attention and calls for Utah to enhance its laws to protect horses.

“We want the law to change,” said Ginger Grimes, founder of the Dust Devil Ranch Sanctuary for Horses in Iron County. “We’re not going to let it rest.”

Animal control officers rescued the emaciated filly and her mother from the backyard of a home in Enoch City on Jan. 2 and took them to the nearby horse sanctuary.

“This is absolutely one of the worst cases in my career,” said animal control officer Chris Johnson.

The sanctuary named the 21-month-old filly “Elsa” and the 10-year-old mare “Anna.” Volunteers worked around the clock to nurse them back to…

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