Eighteen horses found dead on a Mason County farm in Kentucky Monday were meant to be shipped to Mexico for human consumption. On Wednesday George Samuel Jones was arrested on 23 counts of animal cruelty and was released the same day after posting $500 bail.
According to police in 2010, George Samuel Jones was charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty and six counts of failure to dispose of a carcass properly. 6 of those 30 horses and donkeys died in 2010 after being neglected and left without food and water. He was given jail time and 2 years probation for this crime and was recently released from it.
His current situation appears worse than before. Originally they found 16 dead horses, but have found 2 additional dead horses. Police found a total of 43 remains on the property. A judge has ordered all of his horses be removed from his property until his next court date. His court date is set for Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Mason County District Court.