Welcome to Habitat For Horses!|Friday, April 18, 2014
You are here: Home » News » Colorado officials investigate wild horse buyer

Colorado officials investigate wild horse buyer 

9News Reports Nov 11, 2012

Tom Davis

Tom Davis

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Agriculture officials say a southern Colorado man under investigation for his handling of protected wild horses has acknowledged shipping animals out of the state in violation of brand inspection laws.

The Gazette reports the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Brand Inspection Division has turned 64-year-old Tom Davis’ case over to the district attorney in Alamosa for prosecution.

Davis, a livestock hauler and proponent of the horse meat industry, has purchased more than 1,700 wild horses from the federal Bureau of Land Management since 2008 – roughly 70 percent of all horses sold by the agency.

Colorado Brand Commissioner Chris Whitney says Davis acknowledged shipping horses out of the state without the required inspections.

Davis, who agreed not to sell any of the horses to slaughter, says he has lived up to his contracts.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Habitat for Horses is a 501.c.3 nonprofit equine protection organization supported solely by donations. We have around 200 donkeys and horses under our care, plus one ornery, old mule. Most of them are here because law enforcement removed them from their previous owner. Our ability to rehabilitate and rehome them comes from the financial support of people like you. Please support us by making a donation for the horses we all serve. Click HERE to donate