Two of the horses seized from Beth Hoskins shown in 2010.
A New York horse breeder convicted of 52 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty is in contempt of court. Beth Hoskins failed to sell 33 of her Morgan horses by October 30th, as ordered by a judge in May.
The order is part of a civil agreement that came four years after 73 horses, 53 cats, and 4 dogs were seized from Hoskins. She is only supposed to own or possess 35 horses, but she has failed to reduce her herd as ordered. The judge has now given Hoskins until late this month to sell the 33 Morgan horses.
Hoskins was sentenced to three-years probation and a fine of $52,000 in the criminal case. She was also ordered to complete 500 hours of community service and to receive counseling. Hoskins is currently in violation of her probation as well.
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