A few weeks ago, residents of Torbay, Newfoundland in Canada witnessed a heartbreaking sight. In the middle of a blizzard, they saw a cow standing outside alone. He was tied to a short rope and covered in snow.
The farmer who abandoned this poor cow outside in freezing weather is known for harsh treatment of his animals. This past spring, three horses on his farm were severely neglected. One did not survive the abuse, yet authorities never pursued any charges.
It’s time for the public to remind authorities that they must take animal cruelty cases seriously. This farmer needs to be investigated and prevented from owning animals in the future. If he cannot show he’s willing to care for the animals already in his charge, he does not deserve to have more.