WCPO Cincinnati Man charged with animal cruelty after 49 horses found dead on Northern Kentucky Farm

BUTLER, Ky. -- A Northern Kentucky man was charged with animal cruelty Monday after officers found 49 dead horses on his Pendleton County farm.

Animal control officers said they also removed 14 out of 32 horses that were still alive on the farm in the 2200 block of KY-177 in Butler, Ky. The 14 horses removed were emaciated, officials said.

Authorities were called to Larry Browning's farm after receiving an anonymous tip at about 1:15 p.m. of a dead horse in a field.

Browning was charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty in the second degree. Officers said there was not enough hay on the farm to feed all 81 horses.

According to Animals’ Angels Inc., a non-profit organization that investigates cases of animal abuse in the United States, Monday wasn’t the first time Browning was accused of mistreating his animals.