SIGN: Justice for 2 Dozen Dead Horses Found Decomposing on Farm

SIGN: Justice for 2 Dozen Dead Horses Found Decomposing on Farm

When police arrived at a dilapidated farm in Quantico, MD, what they found was deeply haunting. At least 25 dead horses littered the property, decomposing in various stages of decay. A dead baby foal was lying just feet from the front door.

The surviving horses were desperate for food. They had resorted to eating the house, chewing off the aluminum siding and pulling out the fiberglass insulation.

"Those horses were so hungry, they had broken the glass sliding doors on the back of the house, trying to get in and find something to eat," said Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis.

This tragic situation should have never happened. In 1995, officials seized 200 cats from this farm, and charged owner Barbara Pilchard with 100 counts of animal neglect. Yet shockingly, Pilchard was never prosecuted -- and went on to collect and neglect countless more animals.

This grave mistake must not be repeated, and no more animals must be allowed to rot on this farm.

Sign this petition to urge Wicomico County attorneys to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, and ensure that that not one single horse, cat or other animal is ever allowed in the hands of the farm owners again.



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381 Comments

  1. Carolefraser

    How very cruel pure Brutality what these poor Horses had gone through how sick I hope these Monsters who committed this crime is brought to book .

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  2. Michael Shapiro

    PUT HER IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF HER SCUMBAG LIFE. NEVER LET HER SEE THE STREETS OF FREEDOM AGAIN.

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  3. Paula Smith

    What is wrong with people and this sick, hateful world we live in. Just stop this disgusting act of animal abuse and slow painful death!!! People are make me sick!!!

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  4. Michelle McGee

    I do want to support Your work, I will make a $25.00 donation on the 3rd of April if you send me a email to tell me how- I can’t do it in this petition site- its way at the bottom of my email list- Ill never find it again. Please send a more recent request please. Gratefully,
    Michelle McGee💝💝💝😊😊😊

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  5. LAFONT

    Ces monstres de propriétaires doivent être condamnés à la plus lourde peine de prison et de lourdes amendes pour actes de cruauté ayant entraînés la mort avec interdiction “à vie” d’avoir ou d’être en contact avec des animaux !

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  6. Fernando

    Lamentável como o tal humano procede com tanta maldade. Ignorante, destrói o próprio meio em que vive.

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  7. SOnya

    Some people!!!! How can they do such an act of cruelty, I really don’t understand!!

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  8. Sue Mitchel

    We need stronger law for animal neglect and abuse..Get involved at your local and help them draft laws and find way to be able to enforce them

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  9. Endlesspath

    This says quite a bit about the local community. No one noticed? No one thought anything was wrong with this? Not a single LEA officer or government employee or utility employee noticed a single thing, let alone reported it? No neighbor noticed anything while driving/walking by?
    Quite a sad, sorry and disgusting community to be a part of ~

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  10. Jane Edmonson

    This is an outrage to the max degree. In the past, the animals were rescued but the humans that caused this tragedy were never held accountable shows a lack of regard on the part of authorities. Don’t let these humans get away again. Starving them to death would be too kind.

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  11. Lyn G

    Why was nothing done in the past? Really?! Mental Health Check – coward’s way out. Just plain pathetic – what is wrong with the world that people like this can get away with it and just a slap on the wrist?!

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  12. Eliza Wagner

    Omg what kind of people would let this happen ? If u really don’t have the $$$ 2 keep an animal than u should not buy it😦these people should b punished by the law 2 the law 2 the fullest extent 4 animal CRUELTY!!!!!!-!-😦😦😦😦😦😦😦😦E Wagner

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  13. kay dibb

    sickening ans people involved should be prosecuted and imprisoned

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  14. louie pepino

    santion the owner to the highest level and file a lawsuit against the owner

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  15. Kimberly Milne

    This sick excuse of a human being was a known animal hoarder and neglected 200 cats. The authorities let her off without any charges for crimes against innocent animals. Well guess what, surprise…. she continued to collect, abuse, neglect and kill animals!!
    The authorities in Quantico, MD ought to be investigated as well. Someone fell down on the job and as a result lots of innocent animals suffered and died, & many nearly starved to death. Finding the dead foal on the ground just steps from this gal’s house made me cry….who could let a beautiful foal starve and not attempt to help this baby? A mentally ill person that is who. Barbara Pilchard needs a mental health evaluation immediately and probably needs to be locked up in a mental institution. Ban her from every owning another animal.
    To all the animals who suffered and died under Barbara’s so called care, RIP, you didn’t deserve such a fate.
    Share this with everyone you know, the state’s attorney in Quantico, MD needs to throw the book at this woman, let the authorities in Quantico know you are outraged. Don’t let them sweep this under the rug AGAIN.

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  16. Mariah

    Why was this allowed to happen, AGAIN? And how did no one see the extreme, ongoing abuse? These atrocities are not just the owners fault. I’m not going to pretend to know about the laws in MD, but this individual is clearly sick and should have been institutionalized when she had the 100 cats in 1995. Clearly she’s SICK and twisted, the torture she inflicted on these innocent creatures, it’s on every POS who didn’t take care of this the FIRST time it happened. Why weren’t neighbors or the community more involved? WHY was she never prosecuted and then left to do as she pleased again? The system is SO out of wack, MD should be damn ashamed, nail that bitch to the wall and do your damn job- better late than never. The collective negligence just adds to the plethora of negative BS already occurring in our world, please be apart of the solution, stay positive and do what is RIGHT – ALL LIFE MATTERS.

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  17. Lynn

    The only decomposing here is the heart, mind & soul of humans that really don’t give a shit !!!! Those poor horses need justice & hopefully they will get it, even though they are in a much better place away from fear & pain. 🐴🐴🐴🐴

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  18. Linda Goby

    This is disgusting! Why was she not charged the first time!!!wth!!This shouldn’t have happened at all! This so called human has caused horrible suffering to these animals for No reason and it should not have been allowed in the first place! When are the laws going to change and take these crimes against animals seriously!! We are failing miserably as a society and it’s pathetic! We have to start defending these animals and helping them. The laws have to change and be more harsher punishment for these losers!!

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  19. kathy trezek

    They need to get a taste of their own medicine. I’m in!!

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  20. Steve Colborn

    There is just no need, nor excuse for this. Its 2018 for goodness sake and how we treat Animals and the vulnerable marks us out as a species, lets do better, a lot better, lets stop this type of unnecessary act from happening and hold those responsible to account when/if it does.

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  21. I

    THIS BITCH!!!!!! AND ANIMAL ABUSER SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS FOR 25 YEARS AND NEVER BE LET NEAR ANY ANIMAL, CAT , HORSE DOG ETC (EVER AGAIN). THIS BITCH SHOULD BE LEFT IN A 4X4 IN A JAIL WITHOUT FOOD, WATER FOR A MONTH, NO SHEETS AND NO TOILET, NO BED WITH NO HEAT OR AIR CONDITION TO SLEEP ON THE FLOOR LIKE AN ANIMAL ,HAT SHE IS AND SHOULD BE SENT IS TO THE WOODS, WITH OUT NOTHING . SO SHE CAN DECAY AND BE PUT THROUGH WHAT SHE HAS DONE TO THESE INNOCENT HORSES AND THE 2000 CATS SHE ABUSED BEFORE.WE ARE THE VOICES FOR THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS. HOW DARE!!!! ,SHE D THIS AGAIN. MR. STATE ATTORNEY MAKE HER PAY FOR THIS IN HUMANE TREATMENT. JUSTICE FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL INNOCENT ANIMALS. GIVE US ALL A BLESSING AND PUNISH THIS PERSON FOR THIS CRIME!!!!!

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  22. KatWrangler Welch

    I read in another article on the same story that the authorities want Barbara Pilchard to have a mental health check. I don’t believe she’s mentally ill – she’s just plain EVIL.

    Since animal control had visited her place in the past, maybe they’re the ones who need a mental health checkup. They knew Barbara Pilchard was an abuser. Evil, plain and simple.

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  23. kathy trezek

    They need to get a taste of their own medicine. I’m in!!

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  24. Mary Young

    Please keep me posted on what that do to that witch hope she gets prison time are life

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  25. MARILYN KERR

    WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THE MINDS OF PPL THAT OWN BIG ANIMALS LIKE HORSES? DO THEY TNK THAT THEY CAN GO WITH LIL OR NO FOOD? I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE HUNGER PAINS&TORTURE THEY MUST’VE FELT B4 SUCCUMBING 2 STARVATION.😣😣😣😣😣😥LET’S PROSECUTE TO THE FULLEST . STARVE HER ASS IN JAIL!!!!!!

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  26. mari smet (@greentimes999)

    Has this idiot lost his mind! — CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY — We must ensure that the idiot-abusers of the world stay away from animals and NEVER adopt again — this imbecile’s depraved crime against horses is telling of an unconscionable, depraved, immoral, irrational & merciless human — CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY — PUNISHMENTS & PENALTIES MUST BE SEVERE!! — What kind of society is it to normalize and accept such depravity against animals — We do NOT want repeats of these crimes against our animals – EVER!

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  27. anne pallett

    Animals need a voice how can people do this

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  28. Maria Quniones

    We have the voice who care for the voiceless horses Please don’t let them get away with murder one they do it will do it again We need justice for the horses who need our voice . Please animal lover speak up for the horses who need our voice

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  29. Maria Quniones

    animal got feeling We need justice for the voiceless horses We are the voice for those animal have no voice to speak .. Justice please help them.

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