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Thursday, Oct 31, 1996County: Coffee
Disposition: USDA Citation
Person of Interest: Billy Jacobs
In November 1996, the U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Billy Jacobs, Sr. of Enterprise, Ala., $3,000 for violations of the Horse Protection Act.
"Soring is not only a cruel and hurtful form of abuse, it's also against the law," said W. Ron DeHaven, acting deputy administrator for animal care with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a part of USDA's marketing and regulatory programs mission area. "We are in the business of protecting animals. Through the Horse Protection Act, we will not allow improper treatment of equines."
- USDA - November 21, 1996
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