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Courtesy Greg Dingrando; CBS Atlanta
MILTON, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Fireworks are being blamed for the death of a horse in Milton, and one owner
is pushing for a new law to make sure it doesn't happen again.
He's calling it Liberty's Law, named after his current horse he said has
suffered years of abuse from neighbors, including the use of fireworks.
Horse owner Tim Enloe said Liberty used to roam the pasture night and day,
but now she spends nearly all of her time in the garage right next to the
"She's going to be scared for the rest of her life on the very property she
took her first breath at because of abuses by some local kids," said Enloe.
Abuse he said he has video of everything from kids yelling at her to
fireworks found in the pasture where she should be grazing.
And that's just his horse.
Just a few weeks ago, on the Fourth of July, a horse in the same community
was spooked so badly inside its barn that it ran into a wall and broke its own
It's something Enloe said Liberty's Law possibly could have prevented.
"If Liberty's Law had been presented and enforced, who's to say that the
horse who died recently might still be alive," said Enloe.
Liberty's Law aims to punish those committing abuse and educate the community
on how to act around horses.
Enloe said he's tried to present his ideas to the city but claims he's been
Mayor Joe Lockwood said that's just not the case. He said he has personally
met with Enloe and so has a few of the council members.
Lockwood said he doesn't really see the need for it because there are laws
that already punish abusers.
"It's not necessary to take the existing laws and make another law with
someone's name on it just to bring attention to one specific case," said
So why hasn't there been an arrest in the abuse against Liberty?
"We have probably got a file this thick of hundreds of hours detectives have
put in on this case, and they can't come up with anything that would sustain a
charge," said Lockwood.
Liberty's Law may be far from actually becoming a reality, but Enloe said
he's not giving up.
To learn more about Liberty's Law and to sign a petition to show support, go