A property in Englewood, Chicago has horses on their property yet no intention to care for them properly. For more than half a year, residents of the area had been calling Chicago Animal Care and Control to report abused horses on the property, but anytime they went to investigate, the horses were magically gone. Finally, the horses were recently found by investigators… and it was worse than they could have imagined.

Investigators arrived to find one sick, injured horse and another dead horse whose remains were being eaten by a dog who was also neglected.

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Alderman Raymond Lopez of the 15th ward, along with other citizens and aldermen, was outraged. He said: “A farm is where horses belong. A farm is where livestock belongs. They don’t belong in the city of Chicago, particularly if you’re not trained or willing to take care of them. There’s no mincing words, this is animal abuse. It’s animal neglect. If you have a dog, if you have a cat and it gets sick, you take it to the vet.”

Frustratingly, the city investigated and deemed there was no animal abuse. But the alderman who stand against animal cruelty and abuse are not content with this. Lopez, along with aldermen Napolitano and Coleman are pushing for stronger regulations for farm animals within the city of Chicago. They want residents to be more aware of what you’re supposed to do if you choose to have animals and they want to ensure that animals are treated humanely.

To support this push for stronger animal welfare laws in Chicago, sign this petition!

Sign these other petitions as well to stand up for animals:

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