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Ky. man had 49 dead horses on farm

BUTLER, Ky. (Angela Ingram) -- Kentucky state police say Pendleton County farmer, Larry Browning, had 49 dead horses on his farm.

On Monday, police got a tip that there was a dead horse in a field on the property on Highway 177, but people who have known Browning for years say he's a responsible horse trader. He buys and sells horses throughout the area.

Monday evening, workers and volunteers removed 14 horses from the property.

Investigators are citing Browning 14 counts of animal cruelty. State police cited Browning for 49 counts of not disposing of an animal carcass within 48 hours.

His neighbor says people often drop their horses off at the farm because they know Browning will take them in. Neighbors think Browning may have been overwhelmed by the number of horses.

They say his children grew up showing horses, and they don't believe he would intentionally harm the animals.

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