Horse Trainer Indicted for Soring

A Fayette County grand jury has indicted Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruelty for illegally soring and torturing horses, the Chattanoogan reports. The indictments followed an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States in 2011. McConnell is already serving three years of probation and has been fined $75,000 for federal felony convictions.

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