Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2 Utah men indicted in connection with alleged horse slaughtering ring

Deseret News.

SALT LAKE CITY  — A pair of Utah men were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged scheme investigators say involved the planned, illegal sale of wild horses to Mexico for eventual slaughter.
Robert Wilford Capson, 59, of West Jordan, and Dennis Kay Kunz, 56, of Willard, were charged with wire fraud and false statements after the Bureau of Land Management intercepted and impounded 64 wild horses the agency says were bound for Texas to be resold for slaughter across the border.
Wild horses and burros are protected by the federal government under the provisions of a Congressional act passed in 1971.   Read MORE...

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