Animal Control seized 58 farm animals on an animal farm in rural San Diego County that is being coined as a “death trap” by officers. On November 9th nine dead goats and a dead llama were found on the property, investigations found that the cause of death was due to starvation. Of the 58 animals that were seized, many were also on the verge of starvation.
All of the rescued animals were farm animals and in total include a variation of cattle, goats, llamas, sheep and horses. These animals have been taken to a facility in Bonito for further investigation. As this investigation continues to access the condition of each animal, all information will be available as evidence of the possibility of animal cruelty. Charges are currently pending until further test results have been completed.
A few animals were left behind, as they hadn’t reached the poor conditions of the rescued animals. Animal Control will continue to monitor the remaining animals. Hopefully, the remaining animals will receive better care than the rest, who knows maybe with many of these animals gone, this farm will be able to afford to provide the substantial care that all animals deserve.
Considering the amount of abuse and neglect, I can only imagine that charges will follow. On a personal note, I have to say whether someone is a simple pet owner or a farmer, if you can’t provide care then please don’t purchase the animal to begin with. In the case that a person could originally afford them yet had met financial challenges, then the right thing to do is to get rid of the animal or animals, it’s the only humane thing to do.