Horse Abuser Pleads Guilty, But May Serve No Prison Time

One of the leading trainers in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry admitted today that he abused horses under his care to enhance their performance, but may face no jail time despite pleading guilty to a felony. Jackie McConnell, 60, pleaded guilty to one federal count related to the conspiracy to violate the Horse Protection Act, a week after an ABC News "Nightline" investigation aired undercover video made by the Humane Society of the United States that showed McConnell and his employees...Full Story
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