Jason Meduna - back in jail. (remember the horrors at 3-Strikes ranch?)
TORRINGTON, Wyo. — A former Morrill County rancher convicted in perhaps the worst horse abuse case in western Nebraska is back in jail.
Goshen County authorities arrested Jason Meduna, 46, for parole violation. The man, convicted in January 2010 on 145 counts of cruel neglect of an animal and ordered not to possess any animals for a period of 30 years, had been found by a probation official to be in possession of animals, including horses, Capt. Bryan Morehouse, of the Goshen County Sheriff’s Department told the Star-Herald.
Yeah he had a really nice piece of property in the sand hills (note SAND) and he kept taking in these mustangs and he had around 300 of them and of course in short order they turned the grassy hills into sand DUNES. He kept some up close to the house that were merely starving. The dead ones were scattered over the property, many in piles and pits. He started to bury them and guess he got side tracked. I think he did bury them because I don't think all the known horses were accounted for but I don't remember for sure. The neighbors blew the whistle (repeatedly) and finally the BLM came and took back the only horse they still had the title to and word got out.
He definitely was one of those smooth talkers that some people fall for because he seems so EARNEST and such a GOOD GUY. Turns out he had previously starved to death a whole herd of cattle in another state! I believe the whole sad story was reported on Fugly (which appears to be gone now along with the archives) and probably on ABR (don't think the archives go back that far but I don't know, haven't been there in a couple of years) But you might find it by searching google, I'm sure other boards talked about it.
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I'm not entirely sure of this, but all of the mustangs that he took in (the hundreds of them) were all "three strike" mustangs (not adopted after three tries). I'm thinking that he got paid by the BLM to take them, but not positive. After one batch would starve to death he would get another bunch from the BLM.
There were literally piles of carcasses out in the property, hundreds of dead horses stacked like cordwood.
Oh, and there was another mustang "rescuer" guy from Texas who kept insisting that Jason was framed and was the victim of an evil plot. It had all the makings of a soap opera except that the subject was so terribly sicko.
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