Horse Abuser Escapes Jail, But Will He Earn Wrath of Internet?

It’s not a good time to be an animal hater

In the days and weeks following the demise of Cecil the Lion, the internet is vigilantly looking for other animal abusers to shame. They’ve now got one in Billy Wilson, a so-called English traveller … I guess that means he does crap in a horse & buggy, I don’t know … Wilson, who admitted to the charges along with four others that included neglecting a wound on a dog’s leg and not supplying farm animals with proper access to water, was sentenced to community service and hit with a small fine.

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The video of Wilson, sitting in his cart, and whipping his horse, Marble, until it fell to his knees was a shock when it came out in England a month ago, but it didn’t crack the global conscience. Now with news that Wilson won’t face jail time for the charges of animal cruelty levelled against him coupled with animal/human kinship at an all-time high, expect the internet to not extend the same kind of lenience. Especially considering that he gets to keep his horse. At the very least, hopefully this has taught the man a lesson.

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