Here is the final outcome of the trial we posted about — the one on the Georgia father and son who left a dying horse and abused others in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

Ravalli County jury finds Georgia men guilty of abusing horses on wilderness trip. Missoulian.

They were convicted.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

5 Responses to Ravalli County jury finds Georgia men guilty of abusing horses on wilderness trip

  1. Mike says:

    Absolute trash. This planet would be a much better place if these guys were no longer on it.

    They Heydons are an embarrassment to mankind.

  2. Indamani says:

    Unfortunately, in this throw-away culture there are some people who treat their animals as possessions and if it’s broken, as in the case of the horse Able, they’d simply ‘throw’ it away. Those two morons should be fined heavily and I hope they’ll spend a long time in jail.

    I would like to add that when it comes to animal abuse, our government is the worst of them all. Each year millions of wildlife are killed at the behest of the livestock industry.

  3. Indamani says:

    Oops, I would like to make a correction on the last sentence. It should read, “Over the years, millions of wildlife have been killed at the behest of the ag industry”.

  4. monty says:

    Justice prevails, thanks to all who made this conviction happen!!!!!

  5. monty says:

    I forgot to add to my 1st comment that these 2 jerks had to pay lawyer fees for both trials. More good news!!!!


February 2010


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