Amish Arrested for Beating Horse to Ground

Amish and down horse.
Amish and down horse.

Ephrata, Pennsylvania – As originally reported on August 4, witnesses were horrified when an Amish man was seen beating his horse, hooked to a cart loaded with watermelons, until the horse collapsed on the ground.  Once the horse collapsed, the beating intensified with the Amish man hitting the down horse in the face with whips, kicking it in the abdomen, and using the reigns to pull its head off the ground and drop it.

After an investigation, police have arrested 20-year-old Marvin M. Sensenig and have charged him with 2 counts of cruelty to animals.  “It is alleged that the defendant unreasonably struck a horse that was overburdened with a heavy load.  The horse expired shortly thereafter,” the police bulletin reads.  In Pennsylvania, first time offenders are charged with a summary offense, with a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $300 fine.  If convicted for a second offense, Sensenig could face misdemeanor charges.  Ephrata Police Department phone operator stated that the police department did not take a booking photo of Sensenig and would be unlikely to take one.



Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773


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