Utah Animals in Danger
It appears that animals in the great state of Utah have a lot to worry about these days.
On Tuesday morning, Jason Price of South Salt Lake was arrested for attacking a man and his pet rabbit with a decorative sword. The victim invited Price to stay at his home and awoke early the next morning to find price standing above him and his rabbit with sword in hand. The victim protected his pet, but had his hand sliced in the process just before Price fled. He was picked up by police soon after and is now facing charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor animal cruelty.
In the town of Hurricane, 55-year-old William Burgess was just arrested for a more disturbing charge involving an animal, this time a horse. Apparently, Burgess walked down the highway one night, trespassed on a nearby ranch, stole a horse halter and some horse food and used them to lure a horse that he admitted to having sexual intercourse with. Needless to say, he’s been charged with bestiality and a host of other misdemeanors.
Since I can’t communicate with the animals of Utah, I instead offer this plea to all the animal owners in the state: watch your animals closely because judging from these recent stories, they may not be as safe as you think.
Posted on November 19, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged animal cruelty, bestiality, commentary, crime, Cruelty to animals, current-events, Misdemeanor, news, perspectives, Utah. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.