Western Neb. Rancher Convicted of Animal Cruelty Arrested Again
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP)
— A former western Nebraska rancher who was convicted of letting wild
horses and burros starve has violated a court order by owning animals
Jason Meduna was arrested last week in Goshen
County, Wyo., because he had animals, including horses. When the
46-year-old was convicted of animal cruelty in 2010, a judge ordered him
not to possess, own or live with animals for 30 years.
Meduna served about 19 months in prison before being released. He was arrested for violating the terms of his probation.
owned the 3-Strikes mustang ranch south of Alliance, where many of the
horses and burros were found emaciated and suffering from a variety of
ailments in 2009. Dozens of animals were found dead. The surviving
horses and burros were given new homes.