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Posted by: Jarod Word on Jul 16, 2018

A case of animal neglect in Maury County has sparked questions from a Tennessee lawmaker about how horses are treated under current laws, according to Fox 17. Rep. Johnny Shaw, D–Bolivar, who sits on the agriculture committee, maintains that current law makes it very difficult for rescuers to save abused horses, because of their consideration as livestock and not extending them the same protections as pets and household animals. Shaw has offered the resources of his office — reachable at 615-741-4538; rep.johnny.shaw@capitol.tn.gov — for anyone who would like to comment on this issue.