In December of 2011, A.B McReynolds and his 18 year old grandson were arrested for animal cruelty and abuse. Horse carcasses were laying around his property and one dead horse had a dog tied to it. 6 carcasses were in a hog pen. Two dead hogs lay nearby.One dead dog was found. One horse was euthanized there and another one died during the night. The charges revolved around Mr. McReynolds starving the horses to death and using them for dog food for his dogs. McReynolds denies being involved with the abuse, even though it occurred on his property. He has also allegedly said 'there is nothing a person can do to an animal that calls for 1 hour of jail time'. The preliminary hearing has been postponed until 2/14/13. We want the DA to know that it isn't acceptable to offer a plea bargain to McReynolds and his grandson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c94eXMaZ9aA Please watch this video and help us work to see that the accused are prosecuted to the fullest extent of our laws.
Mr. Jeff Smith District Attorney LeFlore County Poteau, Oklahoma
Dear Mr. Smith:
This petition concerns the animal abuse case, before your court, of A.B. McReynolds and his grandson, William. They were arrested in December of 2011 and charged with animal abuse felonies. As you know, dead horses and other animals were found on Mr. McReynold's property and the horses were allegedly starved for food for his dogs.
I know you are well aware of the facts of the case and I wanted you to know that the citizens of LeFlore County are better than that. We don't want to live in a time and place where animal abusers aren't punished within our laws. Mr. Smith, animals are innocent and someone has to be their voice. That is what this petition represents; we are speaking for them.
I respectfully ask you to consider the severity of this case and proceed with a fair and just presentation to the judge at the preliminary hearing, February 14, 2013,
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for signing my petition concerning the man who starves horses for dog food. You've shown that there are wonderful caring people in our world who are willing to step up when it is called for.
I am sick over what I've learned this morning. I called the prosecutor's office to make sure the preliminary hearing was still on for tomorrow and it isn't. The defendant's attorney asked the judge for yet another continuance because his client is out of town.. Yes, the defendant is too busy to attend his preliminary hearing and the judge granted the request.(918) 6478206
Judge Jeffrey Singer, P.O. Box 1056, Poteau, Ok. 74953
I am more than frustrated. I am hurt. I am angry and I am very sad for the state of our country where animal abuse is not only tolerated but is encouraged because the abuser is allowed to play the justice system.
Again, thank you. I will be watching this closely and am considering a petition at a later date, targeting the judge. Pat
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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