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Louisiana man arrested after tethering neglected horse behind truck

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The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Roy James Rubin on Thursday for aggravated animal cruelty, after he allegedly dragged his weak and starving horse along a gravel road and then threw her into a shallow canal reported the DailyWorld.

Rubin, 20, of Leonard Road in Opelousa, called St. Landry Parish Animal Control on Wednesday and told them to come out and shoot his horse. Rubin was ordered to call a veterinarian.

Instead, Rubin tethered the horse to his Chevrolet truck, and dragged her 500 feet down a gravel road before pushing her with the help of his passenger in the truck, into a shallow water filled canal. In excruciating pain, the horse still alive, tried desperately to raise her head out of the water, but was too weak.

Authorities found rocks in a large hole on the side of the horse; the result of her having been brutally dragged along the gravel road.

According to Jessie Bellard, of the St. Landry Parish Government, Rubin's other three horses were seized on Thursday. All of the horses suffered from various stages of neglect and mistreatment. Bellard will ask the court to ban Rubin from ever owning horses again.

Rest in peace innocent horse.

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